With no guarantee that Coutinho will be on the move in the next transfer window, Chelsea should not have been turned off from Philippe Coutinho regarding the Brazilian’s latest injury problems, says Rivaldo.
With many at Camp Nou expected to look forward to passing him forward at the next moment, for some time speculation about the future of the 27-year-old has been increasing.
Rivaldo states that the support should be constrained, explaining to Betfair: “Chelsea are the favorites to sign Coutinho and I don’t think his latest accident would scare them off. Next season is already very distant, after all, so he’ll have enough time to heal entirely.”
“On the other side, if the deal will not go forward and he remains in Barcelona, maybe a salary cut, depending on the player’s choice, might gain plaudits from the board of the club and maybe make him demonstrate that he is willing to remain in the club and prove his value at last.”
“Sure, there are certain teams who are now lowering the wages of their players owing to the coronavirus outbreak, but if the team makes a move further in this that will be viewed as the behavior of someone involved in remaining at the club itself. Lots might change until next season, so we can just wait for this story’s next chapters.”