Published on January 28th, 2013 | by soccersweep20
Liverpool close to another star signing – report
After another painstaking wait for the Liverpool fans, it seems that there is light at the end of the tunnel in the chase for Inter midfielder Phillipe Coutinho.
After seemingly beating off competition for his services, the respected Italian media outlet Tuttosport, last week quoted Coutinho as saying that he was happy to stay and fight for his place at Inter.
Thankfully for Liverpool, the allure of The Premier League is now so great that the move represents a career progression for the player and reports are now indicating that a transfer fee has been agreed between Liverpool and Inter – in the region of £8.5m.
Rodgers has been clear about his intentions during the window:
“We hope to do some business between now and the end of the month…..
……The owners have been brilliant in supporting (me), we knew we were maybe a little bit short in the summer.
……We all agreed this was a month we would try to reinforce, if we could.”
The attacking midfielder, who is already renowned for his dribbling skills and fleet feet, has been on loan at Espanyol this season, where he has scored an impressive 5 goals in 16 games. He’s also scored 6 in 16 at various levels for his national team Brazil.
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