Rivaldo predicts Barcelona Coutinho swoop
Brazil and Barcelona legend Rivaldo has predicted that Philippe Coutinho will join Barcelona eventually. Coutinho’s form for The Reds has seen him linked with a move to Catalonia, where his long time friend Neymar also plays.
The Brazilian’s future has been subject to constant speculation and Rivaldo has stoked the fires once again by suggesting that Barca will eventually get their man, “I think that this transfer might happen because Barcelona is always going to attract the best, isn't it?
“In my opinion, he's a great player and a player who knows Neymar well. I think they are both friends -- players who stand out. He is one of the players who stands out and I believe that this transfer -- if he goes to Barcelona -- would be a good thing for Barcelona for sure.
“He is a player who would definitely help Barcelona. Of course, Barcelona is a big club, but with a player like him, it would definitely be a big help.” Coutinho stepped up his comeback from injury recently with his first start in 8 weeks against Plymouth Argyle on Wednesday night.