Eden Hazard has described Philippe Coutinho as a “fantastic player” and believes that the playmaker’s move from Liverpool to Barcelona is bad news for the Premier League.
Philippe Coutinho was sold to Barcelona for £146m after a lengthy pursuit which dates back to last summer, making the Brazilian the second-most expensive player in history.
Chelsea ace Hazard has talked up the talents of Coutinho, who he has come up against numerous times, and insists that the division is now worse off after losing one of the world’s top performers.
“It’s good for him, bad for the Premier League because he’s one of the best players in the league,” Sky Sports News quotes him as saying.
“He’s a good guy we play against each other a couple of times – he’s a fantastic player. He chose to move to Barca, it’s not a bad choice to be fair. I just want him to be one of the best players in the world and to enjoy what he can do.”