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Rivaldo confirms Coutinho to Chelsea move

Brazil and Barcelona legend Rivaldo has basically confirmed Philippe Coutinho's transfer from Barcelona to Chelsea. The Brazilian m...


Brazil and Barcelona legend Rivaldo has basically confirmed Philippe Coutinho's transfer from Barcelona to Chelsea.

The Brazilian midfielder has been heavily linked with a move to Chelsea and Rivaldo told Betfair it would be a good move for his fellow countryman.

“After a season and a half at Barcelona and one more at Bayern Munich without managing to have the same success he had at Liverpool, I believe that this chance Philippe Coutinho now has of continuing his career at Chelsea could be a good option,” he said.

“He will move to a big club and to a country and competition he knows well where he had his best years so far, so if that transfer really happens, I'm sure he will have a good chance of seeing things improve for him in the future, after all, he has already shined on the Premier League before.

“Looking at Coutinho's last few years we can say that he didn't achieve what was expected of him, but he still has time to recover his best football and with his confidence back he could easily become the same player he was at Liverpool.

“I consider this to be just a not-so-good spell for him, but we can't say that he is playing poorly because it would be a lie, things are simply not running as well as many would expect when he left Liverpool to sign for Barcelona.

“He is still a regular in the Brazilian national team and just hasn't been lucky enough at Barcelona or Bayern, but perhaps that could change with a new club and I believe this would be a nice opportunity for him to get back to his best football at Chelsea.

“Furthermore, next year we'll have Copa America and one year later the World Cup, so it would be important for Coutinho to be playing at a good European club in order not to lose his place in the national team when those big tournaments come around.”

Barcelona signed Coutinho from Liverpool for £142 million in January 2018.


Written by Vince @blue_footy

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