Barcelona’s Philippe Coutinho likely to return to Brazil affected by rising wages
Philippe Coutinho’s return to his native Brazil in the future has come to an impasse before the Barcelona star’s request for a raise.
The player is playing unstable at Camp Nou and he wants to find a new club.
But his salary package is decent in Catalunya, except for a move to even one of the Brazilian Serie A giants.
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Contract and salary of Philippe Coutinho
GOAL understands that Coutinho is looking to leave Barcelona after three and a half seasons of poor performance.
The Catalan side are also happy to sanction the transfer, although the Brazilian plays a larger role in the club’s plans for 2021-22 than in previous years.
But while several Brazilian clubs have been linked with a blockbuster comeback for the star, the chances of a deal being done are slim.
Coutinho earns close to $17 million a year at Barcelona and looks forward to maintaining his salary at any potential new clubs.
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Such a figure would make him the highest-paid player in Brazil by a considerable margin, and even the likes of Flamengo, Corinthians and Palmeiras, the nation’s wealthiest teams, will be able to add that salary burden to their budget.
The Premier League is the former Liverpool star’s preferred destination and his host team have been in contact with clubs in England about a potential move.
Coutinho’s career declined at Barcelona
Coutinho arrives at Camp Nou as one of the world’s most valuable creative midfielders after five impressive years at Liverpool.
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But the Brazilian, now 29, has struggled to make his stride in Spain, and was loaned out to Bayern Munich for the 2019-20 season after becoming redundant. .
A knee injury has kept him out of action for much of Barca’s next season, but he has played a more important role in the club’s plans this term, featuring in 16 of The club’s 18 Liga matches to date and scored twice.