Coutinho encourages Barcelona Salah move
Barcelona midfielder Philippe Coutinho has encouraged his club to raid his former team Liverpool and sign Egypt international forward Mohamed Salah. Salah has been in insatiable form this year and Barca could now be tempted to make a summer transfer bid for the player.
The former Fiorentina and Chelsea man has been the standout performer this season in the Premier League and is on the radar of some of the world's biggest clubs. However, despite the Egyptian insisting that he is happy at Liverpool, a move in the region of 180 million euros could tempt Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp to sell the forward.
Philippe Coutinho, a former Liverpool star himself, has now requested that Barca make a move for Salah this summer as an eventual replacement for Lionel Messi.
According to a report from Spain, Brazilian Coutinho has told the Barcelona board that they must make a move for Salah now or avoid missing out on one of the world's best players.
According to Don Balon, Salah is the club's primary target for the summer as it appears more unlikely that Barca will sign Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann.