Philippe Coutinho January Move Discussed by CEO

Lynette Rowe
October 12, 2017

Just when Liverpool thought they had a battle on their hands to keep Philippe Coutinho out of Barcelona's clutches, a new club has entered the race to sign the Brazilian.

'We are ready to buy Coutinho in the winter market, or any player the technical staff request, ' Grau said. If this is the case [If Barcelona sign players in January] we have to generate income and maybe someone have to leave. Of the money, there are, " said the club's executive director Oscar Grau during the presentation of the statement of financial position for the season 2016-2017 closed with 708 million euros of turnover.

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It's likely the Anfield club will be upset with Grau's comments having written to Barcelona urging them to stop trying to unsettle Coutinho.

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However, despite the fact that Coutinho would not be able to represent them in the Champions League knockout stages, the Catalans are ready to make their move in January. "What we want - and what we are achieving - is for our teams to be as competitive as possible". No other teams, even in the National Basketball Association and NFL, reach these numbers.

Liverpool were upset by Barca's very public pursuit of their star player in the summer and are less than impressed by yesterday's latest unwanted development.

"The club is on track to reach its target [of generating €1bn a year] by 2021".

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