Barcelona have seen a 72 million pounds bid for Philippe Coutinho rejected and Jurgen Klopp has insisted the brilliant midfielder is not for sale this summer, no matter the price. Barcelona have long been interested in the Brazilian but the deal seemed impossible after he signed a new 5-year deal with Liverpool in January with no release clause. But now, for some reason only known by the Spanish giants, they have decided to continue their bid for Coutinho and will hope to convince the Reds to let him go.
But what is really interesting is how the transfer market works. Jurgen Klopp has been after the signature of Leipzig midfielder Naby Keita, but the club has also insisted that their star man is not for sale at any price. Almost the same words Klopp has used to deny Barcelona the signature of Coutinho. Liverpool are prepared to make him their most expensive signing in history as they consider the Guinea International to be a good prospect to help them compete.
Still on Barcelona, who have spent almost all summer chasing Marco Verratti, but have been blatantly denied the deal, even though the Italian seemed to have wanted it too. Now just as the rumours calm down, the same PSG is after the signature of Barcelona’s star man Neymar. But Barcelona too are confident on keeping their man as he has a release clause of 222 million euros.
Every club wants the best deal in th market and when we as football fans take a step back and watch, the transfer market is almost like a bluckbuster movie. It is always unpredictable and most clubs want to keep their star men, but also take the star men of other clubs.