In comments that may well upset Liverpool fans, Cesc Fabregas has publicly stated that he believes Philippe Coutinho will be a great success at Barcelona.
It is no secret that Barcelona is desperate to sign the Brazilian playmaker, they have made multiple bids and are expected to make another bid in the January transfer window.
Fabregas knows all about Barcelona and how they target a player, he was infamously photographed in a Barcelona top when he was still an Arsenal player and it seems that he is happy to destabilise other clubs players in the way that he was destabilised.
Speaking about Coutinho playing for Barcelona, the Chelsea midfielder said
“I think he’s a great player”, Fabregas told TV3
“I see Barca’s style, the truth is that it has the level… From where I see it, he is more comfortable inside, but the good thing about this player is that he can play in various positions.
“Being versatile is also important.”
Those comments in themselves are innocent but the context is not, he knows that Liverpool does not want to sell and he knows that by doing Barcas bidding for them in the public arena it will bring publicity.
Seems that you can take the player out of Barcelona but you can never take Barcelona out of the player.