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 considered one of 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 all the time curiosity.”
“I doubt he can revive his profession there [LaLiga],” Rivaldo instructed Betfair, who checklist Arsenal because the favourites to signal the 28-year-old.
“His most suitable choice might be returning to English soccer the place he spent the most effective seasons of his profession and during which his qualities appear to be finest suited, as he proved at Liverpool when was probably the greatest gamers within the Premier League.
“At Arsenal, Tottenham or Leicester, Coutinho might be an everyday starter subsequent season.
“It will be 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 have 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 feel the Brazilian defender nonetheless has what it takes to play at an enormous English membership.
“He has numerous expertise and is aware of precisely the right way to handle his vitality throughout a match. He may be pivotal to assist the children on the membership.
“He has numerous information about English soccer and can enhance from final season and will work as an necessary participant in such a younger and inexperienced squad that clearly wants some veterans to assist them enhance.”