Philippe Coutinho should move back to the Premier League to rediscover his best form, according to his fellow Brazilian Rivaldo.
The former Liverpool attacker remains on loan at Bayern Munich for the rest of the season as they prepare to enter the reformatted Champions League next month.
But when that tournament finishes he will return to his parent club Barcelona, where he has had a largely underwhelming time ever since his £142million switch from Liverpool in January 2018.
Coutinho is now widely expected to move on from Barca again, either on loan or on a permanent transfer, and Rivaldo says England is the perfect place for him.
“I doubt he can revive his career there [Barca],” Rivaldo told Betfair.
“His best option could be returning to English football where he spent the best seasons of his career and in which his qualities seem to be best suited, as he proved at Liverpool when was one of the best players in the Premier League.
“At Arsenal, Tottenham or Leicester, Coutinho could be a regular starter next season.
“It would be a good opportunity for the Brazilian to rediscover his best form and show that he continues to be an excellent player who belongs to the elite.”
Should Coutinho move to Arsenal then he would be joining his fellow Brazilian David Luiz at the Emirates, and Rivaldo says he still has a part to play under Mikel Arteta.
“David Luiz did not enjoy a great first season with Arsenal, but the club trusted him by renewing his contract and I think the Brazilian defender still has what it takes to play at a big English club,” he said.
“He has lots of experience and knows exactly how to manage his energy during a match. He could also be pivotal to help the youngsters at the club.
“He has lots of knowledge about English football and will improve from last season and could work as an important player in such a young and inexperienced squad that clearly needs some veterans to help them improve.”
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