Rivaldo Believes Chelsea Will Persist in Signing Coutinho despite His Injury


Chelsea must not have been turned off, away from Philippe Coutinho regarding the Brazilian’s latest injury problems, says Rivaldo Vítor Barbosa Ferreira.

But he does not assure that Coutinho will be on the move in the next transfer window, despite many at Camp Nou supposedly looking forward to passing him forward at the next moment.

“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,” Rivaldo explains to Betfair.

Speculation about the future of the 27-year-old has been increasing for some time, with Chelsea at the alleged forefront in the race to sign the player

Rivaldo claims Chelsea’s support should still be steady: “Chelsea are the favourites 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.”

He then contradicts this claim, “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.”


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