Speaking to Sky Sports, Brazilian legend Rivaldo believes that it is just a matter of time before Philippe Coutinho joins Barcelona.
Philippe Coutinho has arguably been one of the best attacking players in the English Premier League over the past few seasons and as a result, the Brazilian international is believed to be courted by Spanish giants Barcelona at the moment.
Barcelona are reportedly planning to sign a long term replacement for Andres Iniesta and have viewed Coutinho as a potential heir to the Spanish superstar.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has repeatedly stated that Coutinho will not be leaving Anfield anytime soon but reports linking the 24-year-old to Barcelona continue to intensify and now Brazilian legend Rivaldo has gone on to stroke the flame even more.
Rivaldo stated that joining Barcelona would represent a unique opportunity for Coutinho and is confident that his former side can lure the Liverpool star away from Merseyside in the foreseeable future.
Rivaldo was quoted saying by Sky Sports, “Players in that situation think about their future don’t they? About their children and about their family.
“It’s a unique opportunity for a player. Of course, he’s (Coutinho) already in a big club, but this is a unique opportunity and players will always think about the personal side of things.
“Just as the club, you know, the club will have to sell… when they are offered that much money, a club will certainly sell a player. So, it’s the same for the player. And I sincerely think that I would calmly go to China.”