Five Possible Replacements for Neymar at Barcelona

How Barcelona can move on from one of their top players.

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Football can bring about stunning results and major surprises, with recent years seeing that same element involved with player transfers throughout the world. However, Paris Saint-Germain’s pursuit of Barcelona forward Neymar could send shockwaves throughout Europe.

Recent reports claim that the French club are prepared to trigger the Brazilian superstar’s release clause with a massive £197 million bid, and offer a lucrative contract. While the Blaugrana have not officially announced his departure in any way, there does appear to be a strong possibility that the move will take place.

Splitting up the “MSN” trident at the Camp Nou will be disappointing for supporters, but there are certainly options for manager Ernesto Valverde moving ahead to keep his side competitive in both La Liga and the UEFA Champions League.

We examine five players who could replace Neymar at Barcelona.

4Philippe Coutinho – Liverpool

Phillip Coutinho

With style of play and positioning in mind, Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho ticks all the boxes for Barcelona. Reds manager Jurgen Klopp will not want to sell but may find the numbers from Catalonia quite tempting as he mounts a challenge for a Premier League title in Merseyside.

The 25-year-old Brazilian has struggled with injuries from time to time but is a gifted playmaker both centrally and out wide.

Possessing creativity and a spectacular touch on the ball, Coutinho may be the closest like-for-like replacement possible for Neymar.

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