FC Barcelona eye Coutinho and Thiago comeback to resolve their midfield crisis. Since the departure of Xavi Hernandez from Catalunya, Barcelona is struggling to reinforce the lethality of it’s midfield as it was before. Although, Ivan Rakitic has provided stability on the right flank. But he lacks the vision and passing abilities Xavi used to have. Since the start of the 2016/17 season, FC Barcelona is struggling for the form. They are 6 points behind their league leaders, Real Madrid. The new signings Denis Suarez and Andre Gomez haven’t shown their best yet. Moreover, the former Sevilla man Ivan Rakitic is also having a difficult time this season and the club is in a state of midfield crisis.
FC Barcelona Eye Coutinho
Since his move to Liverpool, Coutinho was expected to have something special. And he has lived up to that mark during his last 2 seasons. He is one of the major reasons why Liverpool seems to be the title contenders this year. His excellent performances have earned him attention from several clubs. FC Barcelona is scouting the Brazilian for a long time now and is favorites to sign the talented midfielder. The club is using his close friend Neymar to convince him for a move to Spain. Coutinho has also expressed his admiration for Barcelona’s front 3. And it seems that Barcelona will put an end to the long time speculations by signing him this summer. Moreover, he seems to be the best candidate to replace the aging Andres Iniesta at FC Barcelona.
Thiago Comeback to the Camp Nou
In case Coutinho rejects FC Barcelona’s offer in favor of his current club, the Catalans are planning to bring back Thiago Alcantara. Thiago joined FC Bayern after he was unable to get enough playing time in Spain. Guardiola’s appointment and a chance to have more minutes attracted Thiago to move to Germany. After struggling due to injuries, Thiago is now at it’s very best and a crucial part of Bayern Munich. He will be a great signing as he has Barcelona’s trait in him and possesses great vision.