Barcelona legend Rivaldo believes Philippe Coutinho ought to finish his Nou Camp nightmare and return to the Premier League the place he might be a ‘common starter’ for both Arsenal, Tottenham or Leicester.
Coutinho is because of head again to Barca after a season-long mortgage at Bayern Munich, with the Bundesliga champions opting towards making the deal everlasting.
The previous Liverpool star’s long-term future is unlikely to lie within the Spanish capital, with Coutinho’s agent, Kia Joorabchian, revealing on talkSPORT earlier this week that his consumer want to return to England.
“After the Champions League, it’s not been a secret that he desires to return again to the Premier League if he can; he loves taking part in within the Premier League and is adored within the Premier League,” the tremendous agent mentioned.
“It’s one among his priorities… however he’s additionally not towards staying at Barcelona, so it is rather a lot open.”
Joorabchian added: “There’s a lot real curiosity in Philippe as a result of he is a good participant and an enormous success. There’s at all times curiosity.”
“I doubt he can revive his profession there [LaLiga],” Rivaldo informed Betfair, who checklist Arsenal because the favourites to signal the 28-year-old.
“His best choice might be returning to English soccer the place he spent one of the best seasons of his profession and wherein his qualities appear to be finest suited, as he proved at Liverpool when was top-of-the-line gamers within the Premier League.
“At Arsenal, Tottenham or Leicester, Coutinho might be a daily starter subsequent season.
“It might be an excellent alternative for the Brazilian to rediscover his finest type and present that he continues to be a superb participant who belongs to the elite.”
In the meantime, the Brazil icon has leapt to the defence of fellow countryman David Luiz after query marks had been raised from many quarters as to why the Gunners selected to resume his contract after a disappointing 2019/20 marketing campaign.
He added: “David Luiz didn’t take pleasure in an excellent first season with Arsenal, however the membership trusted him by renewing his contract and I believe the Brazilian defender nonetheless has what it takes to play at an enormous English membership.
“He has a number of expertise and is aware of precisely handle his power throughout a match. He may be pivotal to assist the kids on the membership.
“He has a number of data about English soccer and can enhance from final season and will work as an essential participant in such a younger and inexperienced squad that clearly wants some veterans to assist them enhance.”