Neither of the Milan clubs are going for Phillipe Coutinho this transfer window. The former Liverpool superstar has struggled ever since his record-breaking move(£142 million). He never got started at Camp Nou leading to a loan move. He had a good season at Bayern Munich but could not replicate that form in Barcelona.
Coutinho made just 14 appearances for Barcelona this season. He scored 3 goals and provided 2 assists. This is far from the real Coutinho that Anfield used to worship. He did not even make it to the Copa America squad for Brazil that faces Argentina in the finals.
Inter Milan and AC Milan are having a busy transfer window. AC Milan are aiming for the title and Inter are trying to clear up the mess they made. AC Milan lost out on the squad last season mainly because of lack of squad depth. Inter on the other hand had an exodus after the club announced their cost cutting strategy. Antonio Conte, Ashley Young and Achraf Hakimi are a few names that have left the club.
Struggles after Liverpool
Phillipe Coutinho was one of the most hottest names of the Premier League 3-4 years ago. His passing and shooting were clearly a level above all of his teammates and rivals. However, Liverpool were not the side they are today. They were not the squad that dominated with a pacey forward line-up and threatening wing-backs. Even after Jurgen Klopp’s insistence to stay, Coutinho decided to make a move to Barcelona.
Life was hard at Barcelona and Coutinho managed to carve out a really impressive first season. However, he lost his touch by the next season and was eventually loaned to Bayern Munich. Another impressive season clubbed with the Bundesliga Goal of the Season. On returning, it was the same Coutinho that had left Camp Nou. Thus, it is not a surprise that Barcelona is ready to sell him at £20 million.
Milan link with Coutinho
Coutinho made his debut into Europe as a young lad who had been signed by Inter Milan. However Coutinho will not be reunited with San Siro as both the clubs find his wages too high.
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