Player Valuation: £20m
Its a bit of a Myth that Coutinho is a perma crock - apart from his bad injury in December he missed 16 games in over 2 seasons so 8 games a season and the bulk of that (9 games) was the same ankle issue on loan at Bayern.
James missed 12 alone this season and everyone is desperate to keep hold of him.
Coutinho is faster, A year younger and for me more suited to the Prem. Him on a loan deal with James out enabling us to sign 2-3 good players for the starting 11 makes practical sense.
Coutinho also scores Gblammos from outside the box something we haven't had in a player for decades.
We could probably get him on a permanent for a song. Barca is even more skint than we are, and is desperate to trim the wage bill as a consequence.