- Philippe Coutinho left Liverpool to join Barcelona in 2018 for about £142 million if conditions were met
- The Catalan giants are considering shipping the Brazilian back to the Premier League club in their bid to write off their debt
- Barcelona are yet to complete Coutinho’s transfer fee as they owe the English club £40 million
Spanish club Barcelona have offered Philippe Coutinho back to Premier League club Liverpool in their bid to write off the £40 million they owe for the Brazilian international.
AS are reporting via SPORTbible that there is a transfer twist in the situation of the forward who arrived from Liverpool in 2018 for about £142 million if conditions were met.
He featured in 90 games for the Camp Nou outfit scoring 24 goals, but Coutinho has struggled to find his form and was shipped out on loan to Bayern Munich during the 2019/20 season.
He grabbed a brace against his parent club Barcelona after Bayern humiliated the Spanish club 8-2 in the latter stages of the Champions League last season.
Further reports gathered that the Catalan club are indebted to the tune of over £1 billion as they still owe other clubs on several signings as well as transfer deals.
However, Liverpool are yet to officially respond to the offer if they have interest in bringing back the player who had recurring knee problems last season to Anfield.
Jurgen Klopp certainly wanted to keep Coutinho at the start of the 2017/18 that he was sold, reportedly telling the attacking midfielder:
"Stay here and they will end up building a statue in your honour.
"Go somewhere else, to Barcelona, to Bayern Munich, to Real Madrid, and you will be just another player. Here you can be something more."
Meanwhile, Barcelona are set for a massive clear-out as reports say no fewer than 14 players will be asked to leave the club during the summer transfer window.
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Reports have it that the future of the manager Ronald Koeman is yet to be ascertained as they are still doing everything possible to ensure their captain Lionel Messi signs new contract.
Following the team’s financial situation, Barcelona will part company with majority of their first-teamers - whether that means through sales, loans or releases.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Philippe Coutinho has reportedly emerged as a top transfer target for Premier League outfit Everton this summer.
Sources claim the former Liverpool star has started shopping for a house as part of his process to leave the Catalans for a new home at the end of this season.
A close pal to the player currently believes the move may not happen but added that anything can happen before the summer transfer window opens.