Glen Johnson: Why Chelsea should sign Brazilian star Philippe Coutinho

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Former Chelsea and Liverpool right-back Glen Johnson has urged the club to sign Brazilian attacking midfielder Philippe Coutinho.

Coutinho has failed to live up to expectations at Barcelona and the 27 year old has been linked with a move to Chelsea as he eyes a return to the Premier League.

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Explaining why Chelsea should sign Coutinho, Johnson told talkSPORT: “If Chelsea get the chance to sign him, they should be signing him. He’s unbelievable.

“I think it would be great for him and his family to be in London and Lamps could be the man that puts his arm around him and makes him feel he is a key part of their plans, and I think that could force the best out of him. 

“He’s not the quickest lad and he’s clearly not the biggest lad, but his brain, his sharpness and speed of his football brain… he just picks that pass and he’s got that technique and perfect mobility in short spaces that opens up defences, and that’s something you can’t teach.”

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