BYE BYE COUTINHO
PAULINHO, MISSING THE YES FROM MORATTI
Perhaps the medical example is already today with Liverpool.
Then Inter will decide whether to push for the midfielder.
Milan – Let’s put it this way: the table is set, there is still missing the definitive OK from the Great Chef. The Great Chef is Massimo Moratti and the yes or no to making an effort to sign Paulinho should arrive today once you have the certainty of the real cost of this operation. “Paulinho? – says the Inter boss – Of course he costs a lot and he is an important opportunity that we will evaluate in the coming days.” The logic, sporting wise (Serie A table and Champions League prospect), says that the events of Coutinho and Paulinho should be closely linked together but at this point it is possible that two operations are being assessed separately. Also because Corinthians, according to Brazilian sources, would like to postpone selling Paulinho until July. In short: the Great Chef is considering, deciding, and he cannot pay attention the voices “within” that hinder the opportunity of an immediate operation.
Cou for 12.5 Yesterday started the decisive contacts with the emissaries of Liverpool led by managing director Ian Ayre. The Reds men should still be in Milan today to define the transfer of Philippe Coutinho on the basis of 10 million pounds plus bonuses, so around 12.5 million euros. In England, they say that today the Brazilian could already have a medical for the Reds which is completely plausible since we are already on January 28 and all deals must take great quickness in deciding them. Coutinho, with the Reds, will probably sign a four-year deal. “There are important opportunities to be seized – says Moratti -, sometimes for other players may be possible to have more space and so I think that for Coutinho, England could be an important opportunity.” Bye bye Cou.
Reflection and figure At that point – but only with Coutinho surely is leaving – we will know the consent of Moratti on other operations. There are those in the club who believe that it is the top priority to save up for June and the money made from selling Sneijder for 7.5 million (plus bonuses) and the millions of pounds from Coutinho can be a good reinforcement economically for Inter to think big in the summer (Dzeko, Icardi…). However, the number one objective for this season can be the difference and that is making the Champions League. It is important to be in the top European competition because of the revenues and also the prestige that goes along with it. And a Paulinho more – coaches at Inter are convinced in the player – could help the race to 2nd-3rd place. So everything depends on the exact figure for the acquisition of Paulinho, a figure that today will be evaluated definitively by Moratti.
Source: Gazzetta dello Sport