Coutinho's move has gone so badly that the 28 year-old found himself up against Barcelona in last season's Champions League semi-finals representing his then loan club Bayern Munich.
The bizarreness of Barcelona's decision to loan out the attacking-midfielder was exacerbated when Coutinho scored twice for the Germans as part of a shock 8-2 thrashing in Bayern's favour. Coutinho and Bayern went onto be crowned European Champions for the fifth time defeating Paris Saint-Germain 1-0 in the final.
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Coutinho has since returned to Camp Nou but is no longer wanted by Ronald Koeman at the Camp Nou and the Catalan giants have revealed the transfer fee they will accept in order to move him on.
Having agreed to pay Liverpool a total of £142 million for Coutinho in January 2018, just three years on Barcelona are prepared to accept a £100m loss on the player and will allow him to leave for £35m this summer. A fee that could alert the likes of Chelsea and Arsenal to renew their prior interest in the player.
Spanish publication Sport revealed that Barcelona are desperate to see Coutinho exit the club and if a £35m offer comes in they will snap the bidder's hands-off in order to facilitate the Brazilians exit from the club as quickly as possible.
Coutinho is currently out of the squad with injury and has been since the end of December 2020, prior to that he featured in 14 La Liga and Champions League matches scoring 3 and assisting 2 goals in the process.