Ronaldinho adds fuel to the Coutinho to Barcelona transfer hype fire

Transfer hype

Ronaldinho has not hesitated to add fuel to the ‘Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona transfer hype’ fire. The Barcelona legend complimented his compatriot before trying to play cupid.

The Sun quoted the all-time great potentially setting up the transfer of next summer. Coutinho has been out with an injury in recent weeks but is expected to return to face Manchester City on New Year’s Eve.

Playing cupid

Ronaldinho said: “I hope when he returns from the injury that he will continue the form he has been showing all season with Liverpool. He has been one of the stand-out players in Europe this season – and I know there is a lot of admiration for him at Barcelona. Liverpool will want to keep him, they have built the team around him.

“But when you play at that level then there is always interest.”

Coutinho has been in tremendous form this season, scoring five goals and giving five assists in 13 Premier League matches. He signed for Liverpool for just £8.5 million in 2013. If he leaves, the fee could be ten times that amount.