Since Messi’s arrival in the MLS, Inter Miami have added a number of former Barcelona legends to their ranks, with Jordi Alba, Sergio Busquets and most recently Luis Suarez having been recruited.
And now, president David Beckham is looking to sign another former Barca talent, even though this player had a forgettable time at Camp Nou – Philippe Coutinho.
According to information from AS, the Brazilian attacking midfielder is currently in the sights of Inter Miami and a recruitment move will be made by the Florida club in the near future. Coutinho is currently under contract with Qatari club Al-Duhail but Spanish sources say he will return to Aston Villa when his loan contract in the Stars League expires.
On the other hand, coach Unai Emery has no intention of reintegrating the Brazilian international back into the Aston Villa squad, however there is still interest in this player from MLS. AS newspaper pointed out that not only Inter Miami but also another American team wants to sign a contract with the 31-year-old player, which is LA Galaxy.
Meanwhile, Suarez is said to have signed a deal much lower than his market value to reunite with Messi, and Coutinho may have to accept a similarly low salary to stick with the team. Beckham’s ball.
What’s going on with Philippe Coutinho?Coutinho made his name at Inter Milan before moving to Liverpool in 2013, which will be a turning point in this player’s career.
The star born in 1992 played for nearly 5 years at Anfield before moving to Barcelona for 135 million Euros in January 2018. He was expected to replace Iniesta at Camp Nou but only left behind disappointing performances and quickly loaned to Bayern Munich and Aston Villa.
The Premier League team was then persuaded to sign a contract to recruit Coutinho for 20 million Euros after the loan period, but his form has not been as good as before and is currently on loan at Al-Duhail Club of Qatar.
Coutinho still has a contract until 2026 with the Villa Park team, and leaving the English team seems necessary if he wants to continue his career.