Ole Gunner is interested in Brazilian playmaker Coutinho ahead of the summer transfer window.
Manchester United linked with Philippe Coutinho earlier this summer and Old Trafford was all set for the Brazilian. But the situation has changed. The act is different is style by the arrival of Portuguese international Bruno Fernandes. The Bayern campaign of Coutinho will end up this season and return journey to Barcelona hasn’t got any hope for the player.
Coutinho was a disappointment in Camp Nou after the record move from Anfield to Spain. He was the beloved playmaker of Jurgen Klopp in Merseyside. The offer from Spanish giants tempted him and he joined the party with the great Lionel Messi. The departure of Neymar Jr. gave Coutinho a spot in the frontline of Barca, but his style didn’t match Catalans.
In search of more games, the attacking midfielder demanded a loan move to the management and landed at Bayern Munich. The entry was best in class with an amazing piece of ball works but the current season was a bad one for him. 8 goals and 6 assists from 22 league games were not enough for the player of such quality and he is getting ready for a return journey this summer.
Back in Barcelona is the toughest task for the player. Blaugrana has already added Antoine Griezmann from Atletico Madrid last summer to accompany Messi and Suarez in the attack. The Frenchmen impressed the stands of Catalonia and secured his position in the squad. Also, the rise of young talents has made the competition complex within the squad.
The return to premier league is the most predicting future for Philippe Coutinho as per Express. Arsenal, Chelsea are the major bidders for the star along with Red Devils. Rumors are also bringing the new money of Newcastle United for the star. Bayern was in favor of the player’s potential but the £142 million price tag kept them away from the deal. Barcelona is expecting a profit from the selling of the star as the premier league sides already targeted the player.
Meanwhile, the player’s agent already revealed the love of Coutinho for the return to England. Playing in the Premier League is something that fits the player’s approach to the game and he also enjoys the time in England. Also, he is familiar with the playing conditions of the Premier League.
Change of mind for Ole
The January signing of Bruno Fernandes from Portugal worked well for the Red Devils manager. Fernandez put the icing on the midfield cake of Ole Gunner Solskjaer. Old Trafford has approved the deal and the form-out condition of Paul Pogba is the only requisite of Ole’s midfield. Returning of Pogba will solve the current issues of the United midfield.
The boss also planning to go for the young playmaker of West Ham Jack Grealish this summer. He is 25 years old a cheap in price comparing to the Coutinho deal. The signing of the star will add more midfield options in Old Trafford and it makes the future of Coutinho uncertain.
Although, Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal is interested in the Brazilian but money matters. Lampard’s Chelsea is more liking to the player and Stamford Bridge got fewer challenges for the deal. Anyway, Coutinho’s future is possibly drawn in England if the summer allows the move. Otherwise, eventual appearance in Barcelona or another loan out season is the option for the player.