Liverpool weathered a heavy storm over the summer to keep hold of their Brazilian magician Philippe Coutinho, but Barcelona are expected to redouble their efforts come the January transfer window.
But i look like they have found the perfect replacement for Philippe Coutinho – at Real Madrid’s greatest expense
With the Catalans’ captain, Andres Iniesta, coming out and saying he would be an “important reinforcement” in January Liverpool too seem to be resigned to the inevitable. With this in mind, they have already identified – and if reports in the Daily Star are to be believed – verbally agreed terms with Real Madrid superstar Mateo Kovacic!
A key squad player for the European champions, the £37 million-rated Croat is obviously unhappy with his role and is pushing for more game-time ahead of the 2018 World Cup.