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Reports: Barca Boss Would Rather Sign This Star Than Coutinho

Reports: Barcelona Boss Would Rather Sign This Star Than Philippe Coutinho

By Keegan Kruger - Aug 05, 2017 04:55 PM @KeeganKruger

FC Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde is apparently not keen to splash the cash on Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho as he would reportedly rather bring in a cheaper alternative.

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According to Don Balon, the new Blaugrana boss would prefer to sign former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Paulinho instead.

The former Athletic Bilbao coach apparently feels that the Guangzhou Evergrande player would be a better fit for his team than the Merseyside star.

Paulinho has revived his career while in China, after being considered a flop during his stint in the Premier League with Spurs.

Coutinho has been widely tipped as a replacement for Neymar, who officially left the Blaugrana for Paris Saint-Germain on Thursday.

Barcelona also know they will have a real battle on their hands if they want to pursue the Reds star, who Liverpool have insisted is not for sale.

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The Spanish club will need to act quickly if they are to secure a replacement for Neymar as the La Liga campaign starts on 18 August.

Which player should the Catalan club target next? Have your say in the comments section below. 


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Faysal Joined: 14 Feb 2011
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Faysal Aug 06, 2017 03:38 PM
Paulinho wil do wonders in barca camp
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Mpho Poster Joined: 03 Jul 2016
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Mpho Poster Aug 06, 2017 02:26 PM
Lol i see disasta thy wont even win iNkomazi del ray
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TrueLegend Joined: 14 Jun 2015
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TrueLegend Aug 06, 2017 01:30 PM
Okay
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wongama Joined: 15 Feb 2010
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wongama Aug 06, 2017 11:29 AM
Go fetch Alcantra back from Bayern
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Truth12345 Joined: 30 Jul 2017
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Truth12345 Aug 06, 2017 09:56 AM
@Ggolide nonsense. The coach has already done something smart, switched from the 4-3-3 to a 4-2-3-1 and has the team playing better than last season already.
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Chiefester Joined: 14 Mar 2012
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Chiefester Aug 06, 2017 08:44 AM
For cheaper alternative I would go for Christian Erikson. Even though it doesn't make sense on why go for cheaper when you have more than 200 million in the bank.
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Maphisane-wako-Tambo-KBY Aug 05, 2017 11:20 PM
Kylan Mbappe
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Ggolide Joined: 15 Jun 2017
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Ggolide Aug 05, 2017 11:01 PM
if Barca wins something it will be players effort not this coach he doesn't know what he's doing
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Fransoah Joined: 26 Aug 2012
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Fransoah Aug 05, 2017 08:04 PM
@connaissance09, but tell me mate, is this guy real?....do you think he knows those players you mentioned?....I doubt....
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Bakstena99 Joined: 05 Aug 2017
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Bakstena99 Aug 05, 2017 07:10 PM
Mxm !!! Is he even real ?
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connaissance09 Joined: 21 Feb 2013
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connaissance09 Aug 05, 2017 06:20 PM
just sign dibala and di maria, not coutinho please
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Matayitayi Aug 05, 2017 06:07 PM
High on nyaope
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mzwakhile5 Aug 05, 2017 05:59 PM
Did he just said that? Lol this is a big joke
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Fransoah Joined: 26 Aug 2012
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Fransoah Aug 05, 2017 05:44 PM
This guy must a rugby supporter hence he doesn't know football players.....I think he doesn't know coutihno.....he is so jealous that he doesn't watch EPL, I thought I would read he wants Hazard....
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Fransoah Joined: 26 Aug 2012
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Fransoah Aug 05, 2017 05:31 PM
Ur paulino is a number 8, n Coutihno a number 10.....do you even know the difference?.....stupid cow....
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#eddie Aug 05, 2017 05:30 PM
We need Verrati nd Coutinho!!!....then we as barca fans will be assured that we will everthing this coming season.....
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Fransoah Joined: 26 Aug 2012
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Fransoah Aug 05, 2017 05:29 PM
Nxaaaa....this coach, is he a rugby coach?...does he know coutihno?....I don't think so, sign both players u damn cow.....
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Philip vale Aug 05, 2017 05:27 PM
stupid coa sign countiho he's young
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molomowandau Aug 05, 2017 05:24 PM
Beause you are stupid....then you won't sign phillipe
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Janco61 Aug 05, 2017 05:06 PM
Nw des is one mad cowch

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