Philippe Coutinho continues to recover during his vacations and in Brazil he has been associated with el Olympique de Marseille, which is close to signing Gerson, Flamengo midfielder, for whom they could pay 30 million for 75% of the player’s rights, while the other 25 would be kept by the Rio de Janeiro club for a future sale.
But according to what they say in Brazil, Pablo Longoria, Spanish who chairs the OM, keep thinking big and would seek to satisfy his coach Jorge Sampaoli, who took the reins of the team last March and has requested level reinforcements. The French club will play in the next Europa League and want to take an important step to try to fight Ligue 1, which this year has been won by Lille. That is why they dream of incorporating Philippe Coutinho, to whom there are still two more years of contract.
An operation that seems complicated by the high salary of the Brazilian, far from what the OM. Despite this, in Brazil they insist that he is a player that “likes a lot”. Sampaoli and that they could have tried an approach with their environment.
For its part, Coutinho he is close to seeing the light six months after his injury. After two operations, one in Barcelona and another in Belo Horizonte, the Barça midfielder faces the final stretch of his recovery, which he hopes will be the final one and is expected to reach 100 percent at the start of the new season.