Don’t believe the Philippe Coutinho to Leicester transfer rumour

Philippe Coutinho, Bayern Munich (Photo by Ralf Treese/DeFodi Images via Getty Images)
Philippe Coutinho, Bayern Munich (Photo by Ralf Treese/DeFodi Images via Getty Images) /

While it is a pleasant dream to believe Leicester City could sign superstars for astounding fees, it is unfeasible Philippe Coutinho will sign.

These days, as they have been for four years now, Leicester City are a different outfit in comparison with there past selves. In fact it’s longer than that since the Srivaddhanaprabha family changed the fortunes of the East Midlanders for the good.

When the Foxes were relegated to League One it was unfathomable to think they’d achieve such a rise back to top-flight prominence so swiftly. Let alone to triumph in the Premier League within a few short years.

Therefore, the Blue Army dreams aren’t always wishful thinking, many of the wishes are feasible. Though the latest outlandish transfer hope is extremely unlikely.

Philippe Coutinho isn’t joining Leicester City

We at Foxes of Leicester have investigated and published our thoughts on the matter of the Philippe Coutinho to Leicester City speculation before now. Nevertheless, the fanciful rumour is back in the sports media once again.

Basically, we understand that stranger things have happened. I’ve said that numerous times with regards to football in general; as well as about the King Power club specifically. Although, on this occasion, the likelihood of Coutinho signing is generally limited.

Additionally, Brendan Rodgers himself ruled out the possibility of a reunion between himself and the Brazilian on Filbert Way. Yes, it does count in Leicester’s favour that their current boss brought  Coutinho to the premiership with Liverpool. But the Northern Irishman also conceded last week that his onetime player is out of the Foxes’ price range.

Consequently, Leicester’s wages allocation wouldn’t probably allow for a man on double what the highest earners take home. Coutinho will also undoubtedly see himself as a player who should be at a team with a more prominent name, realistically.

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There is also the small matter of status: City fans want to compete with their ‘big six’ rivals – and they can do, on the field of play. Financially it isn’t possible: it may never be either, due to the size of Leicester as a city and the global revenue power of superclubs like Manchester United, Manchester City, even Arsenal and Tottenham.