Paulinho discusses potential Barcelona change with Liverpool’s Coutinho


Barcelona midfielder Paulinho says he has been in contact with Brazil team-mate Philippe Coutinho to debate a attainable switch to the Spanish giants.

Liverpool ahead Coutinho handed in a switch request in August after LaLiga leaders Barcelona had a bid for the Brazilian rejected, however the Reds turned down an additional two gives, with homeowners Fenway Sports activities Group publicly stating he was not on the market.

The 25-year-old missed the beginning of the season with a again drawback, however has been excellent since his return and his beautiful opener within the 5-Zero Boxing Day demolition of Swansea was his seventh purpose in as many video games.

Nevertheless, hypothesis concerning a Janaury change to the Nou Camp for Coutinho has continued, and Paulinho – who joined the membership from Chinese language facet Guangzhou Evergrande in August – joked property seek for Coutinho was already underneath manner.

“I make jokes that people are already looking for a house for him,” Paulinho advised “I attempt to give him the fundamental info, crucial for him and his household, as a result of possibly the time he lived right here was not sufficient to know the town, however he is aware of that Barcelona is an excellent metropolis, that provides every little thing for him and his household.

“You have to think about the decision you are going to make. What I think is that if you have the opportunity to come, you will not regret it.”

Ought to any deal undergo, Paulinho believes Coutinho shall be a very good addition to Barcelona’s already spectacular attacking choices.

“He has a way of playing that everyone observes, both in Liverpool and in Brazil,” he added. “He’s a really quick participant, very agile. He provides many choices for many who play within the centre of the sphere, cross choices, additionally seems to be without cost areas to put the ball and go to purpose.

“He can play in two or three positions and I think that will also help the coach and the players. Now I just have to encourage it to happen.”

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