Former Newcastle United playmaker John Barnes has called on Newcastle United to consider signing Brazilian and Barcelona midfielder Philippe Coutinho. The ex-Newcastle United made this known in an interview with BonusCodeBets.
Newcastle United Ex- Player John Barnes Asked them to Sign Coutinho
Barnes reiterated that the Magpies are still firmly in a relegation battle this season despite the link between his former club and the current Barcelona attacking midfielder. He said even with the new manager. They will still need a playmaker like the former Liverpool player.
He said: “Philippe Coutinho in the long term could be a positive move for Newcastle. He’s a great player, but when you’re in a relegation dogfight, is he the type of player they’d want?” People are getting carried away thinking about Newcastle signing players that will cost £100 million when really they just need to stay up this season.”
Barnes concluded by saying: “As to whether Coutinho will go on loan, it could be possible.” We know what an excellent player he is, and it’d be a good signing for them. It doesn’t mean their situation [the relegation battle] will suddenly change.”