Nike drop major clanger after announcing Coutinho's Barca move

Nike drop major clanger after announcing Coutinho's Barca move

Nike drop major clanger after announcing Coutinho's Barca move

Nike has since deleted the page from their website.

Coutinho has always been linked with a move to Barcelona, and was the subject of three failed bids from the Catalan side in the summer.

In the early hours of this morning, Nike sent the footballing world into a frenzy when they basically confirmed Philippe Coutinho as a Barcelona player. The company also sponsors Coutinho.

Coutinho has always been linked with a move to Barcelona, with Spanish newspapers reporting this weekend that the 25-year-old has been searching for a place to live in the city.

Nike's website updated overnight with a heading of "Where the magic happens" alongside text claiming "Philippe Coutinho is ready to light up Camp Nou" and a link to "Shop Coutinho's look".

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Liverpool and Barcelona fought out an open and protracted battle for the Brazilian during the last European summer transfer window.

However, even after shelling out £75m on Virgil van Dijk, Liverpool will comfortably be able to afford a move for Lanzini thanks to the fee that Coutinho will command.

It's going to be a very, very interesting January transfer window...

Barcelona is the club where many South American legends have played their football so it is not hard to see why Coutinho will want to join them.

Despite sitting in fourth place on the Premier League table, Neds have Liverpool at sixth favourite to win the FA Cup at $10.

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