Chelsea urged to beat Arsenal to the signing of Philippe Coutinho

Former Liverpool defender Glen Johnson reckons that Arsenal target Philippe Coutinho should make a move to West London with Chelsea.

Johnson is a former Chelsea and Liverpool player and he believes that his former team has the perfect manager that can get Coutinho back to his best.

Coutinho has struggled since he left Liverpool for Barcelona in 2018. He fell out of favour at the Nou Camp and they shipped him out on-loan to Bayern Munich this season.

He hasn’t been impressive enough for the Germans to make his loan deal permanent and he will have to look for a new home again.

Arsenal is keen to sign him as Mikel Arteta look to bring more creativity to his team in the summer.

However, they face serious competition from Chelsea for his signature and Glen Johnson has urged the Brazilian to join Chelsea instead of the Gunners.

Johnson said as quoted by TalkSport: “Obviously you look on paper at his CV, at the clubs he’s been at, and it’s unbelievable. You don’t get to those clubs without an enormous amount of ability.

“He’s not reached the heights he’s capable of since he’s left Liverpool and it’s hard to put your finger on why.

“I know he’s a quiet guy, a very nice lad, but he’s got a bit of fight about him on the pitch, he wont be pushed around.

“At Barca you go there and there’s a superstar in every corner you look, and maybe he just blended in a little bit rather than being the key man.

“I just think he needs to be made to feel a bit special; he needs an arm around him, and I think he’d get that at Chelsea.”

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  1. RSH says:

    Aren’t we currently trying to get rid of an overrated, overpaid primadonna right now? Why buy another?

    1. Liam Gallagher says:

      Coutinho failed at Barcelona like alot of top class players have. Any of the players Barcelona may offload Coutinho,Dembele, Greizman and Arthur would immensely improve our team. We aren’t anywhere near the level of the big boys at the moment and there outcasts would be our best players.

      1. RSH says:

        coutinho is a flop. None of those players you named right now would make us much better besides Griezmann. Coutinho has always been overrated is what ppl dont realize. He had one top season at Liverpool and was inconsistent throughout the rest of his time in EPL, then flops in Spain and Germany. We should absolutely not go after him.

      2. RSH says:

        honestly i think sometimes players only have good reputations beacuse they happened to play for a certain club. There is nothing impressive about Arthur, Dembele always injured… this is the worst Barcelona team since the turn of the millennium. Messi is the only reason they aren’t a complete disaster.

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