Last season Coutinho finally played with the consistency the Anfield faithful had been dreaming of. The Brazilian’s magic had been seen in flashes previously, but he’s firmly kicked on to become one of Europe’s finest playmakers by regularly putting in match-winning performances. Barcelona had three bids rejected for his signature in the summer, the final being a staggering £114million. They’re likely to return with an even better offer in January.
Friday, October 13, 2017
While some can’t handle the heat of the Premier League, others flourish to lift their careers to new heights.
Philippe Coutinho and N’Golo Kante – both of whom are currently being linked with transfers in excess of £90million – are great examples of the English top flight’s stage turning an initially, relatively unknown player into a renowned name in world football.
Here, then, talkSPORT.com has picked 13 players, past and present, whose values soared in the Premier League – scroll through the gallery above to see who features.