- Philippe Coutinho might be forced to hand his number seven jersey to Antoine Griezmann
- Barcelona completed the signing of the Frenchman from Atletico Madrid for €120m this month
- The World Cup winner signed a five year deal which will see him represent the club until 2024
Brazil star Philippe Coutinho might lose Barcelona iconic number 7 jersey to summer signing Antoine Griezmann.
The Frenchman joined the Catalans on a five year deal valued around €120 million from fellow La Liga side Atletico Madrid this month.
Barca have also been linked with a move to re-sign PAris Saint Germain star Neymar Jr and this could see Coutinho leave the Spanish giants before transfer window closes.
SunSport reports that Manchester United, Chelsea and current Champions League winners Liverpool are watching the player's situation as they hope to win him over to theirs.
PSG might also be showing an interest in the forward, who recently helped Brazil win Copa America title on home soil, but only if his countryman Neymar moves back to Spain.
The 2018 FIFA World Cup winning star has worn the number 7 jersey all of his senior career and it has been regarded as his lucky number according to AS.
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And that is not about to change at Barcelona after sealing a deal with the club he had wanted to join even before last summer's global football showpiece in Russia.
Coutinho, who joined Barca in a deal worth £142m has worn the same number since he joined the club.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Antoine Griezmann has finally sealed a five year deal worth €120 million with Barcelona this summer.
The 28-year-old World Cup winning star will represent the Catalans until 2024 with an option of extending depending on his performance at the club.
He spent five seasons at the Wanda Metropolitano - winning one Europa League (2018), one UEFA Super Cup (2018) and a Supercopa de Espana (2014).