The only way Coutinho will leave the Camp Nou this summer is if a club comes in with a huge offer to sign him permanently. However, in the current economic climate, the chances of that happening are practically impossible. Bayern Munich refused to pay the 120 million euro option to buy after the 28-year-old’s loan in Bavaria expired at the end of last season. Read Also: PSG thought about buying Messi- LeonardoKoeman now has an extra reinforcement for his squad and plans to use Coutinho as a central midfielder this time around.Under Ernesto Valverde, the former Liverpool player was used as a winger – where he wasn’t able to perform to his high standards.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Philippe Coutinho is set to remain a Barcelona player this season. According to Marca, Ronald Koeman has told the club that he wants to keep the Brazilian, who had been listed on the market for some months. Now, Barcelona have ruled out the possibility of the midfielder leaving on loan for the coming campaign.Advertisement Promoted Content9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo7 Non-Obvious Things That Damage Your Phone10 Places On Our Planet Where The Most People Live5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too Much5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Now13 kids at weddings who just don’t give a hoot7 Things That Actually Ruin Your Phone
ACTION in Guyana’s first-ever national U-20 club tournament, the GFF/KFC U-20 Independence Cup, kicked off yesterday at the GFF National Training Centre, Providence, with an intense nail-biter between Timehri Panthers U-20s and Agricola Red Triangle U-20s.Following the march past of the teams, an East Bank Football Association affair had to be decided by penalties after regulation time and extra-time could not produce a winner.Agricola grabbed the early advantage through the boot of Randy Simon who put his side 1-0 up after just 13 minutes. In the first half no other goals were scored. However, Tyrone Burnette would get through Agricola’s defence early in the second half and equalised for the Panthers, slotting calmly past the Agricola custodian.With no further goals recorded in regulation time and neither side finding the net in extra time, it all went down to the wire from the penalty spot. It was the Panthers who held their nerve to win 5-4 on penalties.That matchup was the only competitive game of the day but fans were treated to an exhibition match between a select Guyana U-17 side and Elite league team Den Amstel.Teams from each member association across the country will play in a straight knockout tournament, with the winners from each region then coming together to compete in playoffs to decide who will be crowned national champions.The tournament, which is sponsored by KFC, part of the Beharry Group of Companies, will continue in the coming week.