Barcelona News: Liverpool Star Philippe Coutinho Causes War At Nou Camp After Information Leaks
Barcelona players are reportedly angry about leaked information regarding transfer target Philippe Coutinho.
Barcelona are reportedly ready to resume their pursuit of Liverpool star Coutinho and are planning to launch a mega-bid for the Brazilian during the January transfer window.
Barcelona were desperate to sign Coutinho over the summer but despite repeated attempts the La Liga giants failed to convince the Reds to sell their most prized asset.
The Brazilian had handed in an official transfer request but Liverpool turned down Barcelona’s three back-to-back bids for Coutinho and he ended up remaining at Anfield and has now displayed good form for the Premier League club this season.
Barcelona are still keen on roping in the Brazilian with Coutinho reportedly desperate to join Lionel Messi and Co. at the Nou Camp.
The transfer saga continues to drag on and now Spanish website Don Balon say that Coutinho is causing war at the Nou Camp.
The report claim that the players are furious after information about the salary that Coutinho can take home if he makes a switch to Barcelona was leaked.
Don Balon say that the Barcelona bosses want to make Coutinho their second highest-paid player – only behind superstar Lionel Messi.
And this has not gone down well with some of the stars in the Barcelona squad.
Some of them have reportedly vented out their anger in the dressing room after the recent revelation.
It is being said that senior players like Gerard Pique and Andres Iniesta, who have helped Barcelona to dominate Spanish and European football for years, may be among them.
But Don Balon claim that Ivan Rakitic is the one who has reacted the most after the secret information regarding Coutinho was leaked.
Rakitic has played a crucial for Barca and has been a regular figure in the starting line-up since arriving at the Nou Camp from Sevilla in the summer of 2014.
Despite rumours linking him with a move to the Premier League in the recent years, the Croatian star has always given his best for the Catalan giants.
But sources reveal that Rakitic is ready to part ways with the club if they rope in Coutinho.