Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho is being linked with Barcelona again
By talkSPORT – @talkSPORT
Sunday, December 31, 2017
Speculation linking Philippe Coutinho with a January move has increased after Nike reportedly advertised a Barcelona shirt for sale with the Brazilian’s name on it.
Social media lit up with screen grabs of the official Nike website showing the offer in several different languages.
Headlined ‘Where the magic happens’, the page, which is no longer on the website, continued with the message: “Philippe Coutinho is ready to light up Camp Nou.”
Nike sponsors both Barcelona and Coutinho, who wears the sportswear giant’s boots.
Coutinho handed in a transfer request in August after LaLiga leaders Barcelona had a bid for the Brazilian rejected, but the Reds turned down a further two offers, with owners Fenway Sports Group publicly stating he was not for sale.
The 25-year-old missed the start of the season with a back problem but has been in outstanding form recently, scoring seven goals in his last eight games.