More often than not Leicester City get their recruitment spot on, but someone who potentially doesn’t fit their mould when looking for players is Philippe Coutinho. However, former Foxes defender Steve Howey believes that he would be great for them.
Coutinho got his big-money move to Barcelona, however, with the Catalan club ins serious debt they are looking to offload some of their fringe players who are earning big money – and Coutinho is certainly one of them given he earns just over £400,000-a-week, according to Salary Sport.
The Foxes have been linked with a move for the Brazillian star who is still only 28-years old-and if available at the reported £35 million, then Brendan Rodgers may feel like a reunion with one of his former Liverpool stars is a feasible option.
Leicester have a squad of players willing to work hard and are flexible in the positions that they can play in, something that doesn’t seem to fit Coutinho, but Howey still think he would be a great player if others around him can accommodate his ability, as he told Football FanCast:
“If you’ve got willing runners around him like Harvey Barnes, Ayoze Perez and possibly Edouard then I think he could be a very good signing for them.”
After missing out on the Champions League for a second successive season Rodgers will potentially want to add some unearthed gems as well as some more experience at the top level in both England and Europe.
Leicester certainly have a natural pull about them given how great their facilities are, they have money to spend and are a club that have a clear vision of how they want to progress and all those things are what players will want to be part of in their development.