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Chelsea tried to sign Philippe Coutinho when he was 14 years old, reveals Brendan Rodgers

1 month ago   |   By Evening Standard

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers has revealed how Chelsea tried to sign Philippe Coutinho when he was just 14 years old.
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Chelsea tried to sign Philippe Coutinho as a 14 year old

Chelsea tried to sign Philippe Coutinho as a 14 year old

1 month ago   |   By Chelsea News

Brendan Rodgers was a guest on The Beautiful Game podcast today, and while he was focused on his current club Leicester, he also told some stories which related to his time at Chelsea as a youth coach.
The former Liverpool boss said he was sad to see how Philippe Coutinho, the man he had brought to Anfield, was being spoken about after a couple of bad seasons.
He explained how he and the Chelsea scouts had been watching the Brazilian as a kid - and that they even tried to sign the attacking midfielder as a 14 year old.
Now that would have been impossible given European clubs can't sign...
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