Philippe Coutinho is reportedly keen on rejoining Liverpool, with the Reds planning a two-year loan deal for the Brazilian.
According to Calciomercato, Liverpool will make a 24-month loan offer for the player, which would then give the Reds the option to sign the player permanently for £88 million.
The report goes on to state that the proposed offer doesn’t appeal to Barcelona, who are looking to make immediate financial gain from Coutinho’s departure to fund a move for former star Neymar.
Coutinho made the move from Merseyside to the Nou Camp just 18 months ago, however, the 27-year-old has struggled to make the impact many expected with the Spanish giants.
The Brazilian playmaker recently helped his country to Copa America glory and is expected to leave his domestic side ahead of the new season.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is reportedly keen on making a marquee signing this summer if the conditions are right, so a two-year loan deal for the former Reds favourite could be one that appeals to the German.
Why bringing Coutinho back could be a smart move
Former Reds favourite
Coutinho was once a Liverpool fan favourite, and even though a return could initially split fans, the 27-year-old would soon have the Reds faithful back on side with some eye-catching Anfield displays.
Previous Premier League experience
Coutinho was part of the Liverpool squad that went close to lifting the Premier League and would bolster Klopp’s options in their attempt to finally lift the title next season.
Guaranteed goal involvements
Coutinho was almost guaranteed to be involved in a goal a game during his previous stint on Merseyside, and the Brazilian would more than likely be playing behind Firmino, Mane and Salah once again, which would be a frightening prospect.
Champions League experience
Even though Coutinho’s last experience in the Champions League was a painful one, the Brazilian has plenty of experience in Europe’s elite competition.