Brazillian midfielder Philippe Coutinho who switched to Barca from Liverpool last January for a record £105million has struggled to make his mark at Barcelona during his 16 months stint at the Nou Camp.
Since the mega move, that was against the manager’s will, the Brazil international has played 76 times for the Catalan giants, scoring 21 times and making 11 appearances.
A summer transfer could be on the cards for Coutinho, with the Champions League exit to his former club said to be the final straw with Chelsea interested, if their appeal transfer ban is lifted.
And according to a report released by a sports paper in Spain, Mundo Deportivo, there are three reasons why Coutinho has not settled in at Barca “physical, football and soul.”
The paper explains how Coutinho has lost more physical battles in La Liga compared to his time in the Premier League with Liverpool, also citing a failure to track back having been tackled.