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Barcelona target Philippe Coutinho officially requests to leave Liverpool

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The Brazilian has finally had his say on the matter

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Just hours after Liverpool officially said they will not accept or listen to any offers from Barcelona for Philippe Coutinho, things took a shocking turn.

The Brazilian midfielder has officially asked to leave the club on Friday, according to multiple reliable journalists who cover Liverpool.

This obviously changes everything, and this was the least expected development. Absolutely nobody expected Coutinho to request a transfer given his love for the club, but Barcelona was his preferred destination from the beginning, so seeing the club make multiple offers for him convinced Coutinho that the Catalan giants want to sign him this summer.

Things should move on quickly from this point, and it might not take long for Coutinho to be a Blaugrana. Let’s wait for further developments.