According to Spanish news outlet Sport, ex-Liverpool star Phillipe Coutinho could be open to a shock Everton move following the revelation that they could be viewed as one of his transfer options this summer.
Coutinho, who scored 54 goals and assisted 45 others in his time with the Reds, is reportedly contemplating a Premier League move and Everton may be one of the options – with the polarising ex-Anfield man looking for a way out of Barcelona according to his agent.
Would Everton be a good move for Coutinho?
Currently on loan at Bayern Munich, clubs including Everton could be ‘ready to welcome’ Coutinho who has only managed 15 starts and seven substitute appearances since joining the Bavarian giants on a temporary basis last summer – with the Brazilian now contemplating a return to English football.
According to this report, the 27-year-old’s agent has ‘knocked on many doors’ in the Premier League and Everton could very well be an option as the Toffees apparently search for more creative midfield talent. Coutinho left Merseyside in controversial circumstances, handing in a transfer request back in 2017 to try and force a move away from Anfield and on to pastures new.
As a result, plenty of Liverpool supporters aren’t exactly keen on the playmaker – but if he were to move to Everton, there could be reason to believe that our fan base would loathe the midfielder even more.
While this is purely speculation at the moment, given Everton’s newfound financial strength in the market, there is reason to believe that this could happen in future – but whether or not it will is an entirely different matter.