I can see why a lot on here are doubters. We simply have not been this knowledgeable over the past years when it comes to transfers. Simple! I don’t have any info to confirm it is true we are in for him either. However if we have Raul who for over a decade at Barcelona has closed hundreds of similar transfers and has the contacts of who ever matters in football transfers ....then yes I can have some hope. Which agents phone number or club negotiation tactic does he not possess? Again we have been hopeless in the transfer scene as a negotiation team so much so that we have become hopeless too as fans. It’s understandable. We have been shown with 45m rumours flying around all summer we can get Pepe for instalments. Rocket science ? We have been so used to selling before buying. But soon we would realise you can buy Coutinho and soon Mhki or Özil will start calling around inviting offers. In football when we hear a player has become available it is simply because someone came in to offset his balance in the team. This is why we are even discussing Coutinho. Sometimes this place does my head in. Facepalm!