Life Philippe Coutinho’s answer means good news for Barcelona and Neymar By WeeklyNews staff Posted on July 3, 2019 3 min read Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Philippe Coutinho is ready for a transfer to Paris Saint-Germain. The willingness of the 27-year-old attacking midfielder annex winger to move to the French capital means good news for Neymar and Barcelona. With the departure of Coutinho, the Catalans can try the much-discussed return of Neymar. PSG is reportedly only willing to say goodbye to Neymar or Kylian Mbappé if it does not affect the strength of the selection. In other words: a star player may only leave if a comparable player can be retrieved for it. In Paris, Coutinho is considered a player of the same caliber as Neymar. According to reports in Spain, love is mutual, since les Parisiens have shown an interest in Coutinho. If Neymar had not succeeded in loosening at Barcelona, the French champion would have reported two years ago in Liverpool for the Brazilian international. Currently, involving Coutinho in the transfer for Barcelona is the only way to get Neymar back. The champion of Spain has no problems sacrificing the attacking midfielder annex winger. A year and a half ago, Coutinho entered the Camp Nou as a record purchase, but he never really met the high expectations. The Brazilian, whose contract runs until mid-2023, scored 76 goals and 11 assists in 76 official games. At Barcelona it is not thought that Coutinho and Neymar can play together, even though that happened in the past in the national team of Brazil. However, the Catalans will have to involve another player in the deal. Ivan Rakitic was mentioned as change in a possible deal between PSG and Barcelona, but Sport states that it is unlikely that the Croatian midfielder will move to France. It will be a while before the negotiations take shape, as Coutinho is currently still active with Brazil on the Copa América. The Divine Canaries reached the finals of the South American championship at the expense of Argentina. They do not want to bother Coutinho too much during the tournament, but he has said that he is open to a switch to PSG. At the same time, the personal conditions of the Brazilian international are no problem for the Parisiens.