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Phil Coutinho provides an update on his Barca future amid United interest

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Philippe Coutinho is unsure about his future at Barca as he provides an update on his future in Spain amid strong interest from Man United.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is determined to change the fortunes of the club after a disappointing campaign in the League saw them miss out on next season’s UEFA Champions League.

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Coutinho who has been previously linked with the Red Devils enjoyed a stellar spell with Liverpool before making the switch to Catalonia.

And now the Brazilian has refused to rule out an exit from Camp Nou in the ongoing summer transfer window.

“I don’t know if I will continue at Barcelona,” Coutinho said.

“Nobody knows about the future, and right now I am focused on playing with my [national] team [at the Copa America].”

Coutinho has found it hard to secure regular first-team football under Ernesto Valverde’s side which features the likes of Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez.

And, South American football expert Tim Vickery believes that a return to the Premier League would be beneficial for Coutinho.

Coutinho is unsure of his Barca future as Man United step up interest
Coutinho is unsure of his Barca future as Man United step up interest

“It hasn’t worked and I’m not sure how it can work,” Vickery said.

“I’m also convinced that he couldn’t say no. How can you say no when Barcelona come knocking? As a Brazilian, you could never say no, but there are clearly two problems.

“One is that they signed him as an [Andres] Iniesta replacement, and he’s not. Nobody’s an Iniesta replacement, but certainly not Coutinho.

“He’s not a genuine midfielder, he does his best work in the final 30 metres of the field. He was signed for a role that he’s not fit for.

“Also with [Luis] Suarez losing a little bit of pace, that’s why [Ousmane] Dembele is ahead in the pecking order.

“You can’t see him fitting into the midfield three and you can’t see him fitting into the front three – and his relationship with the supporters seems to have broken down.

“The problem is, Barcelona spent so much money on him; how much of a loss are they prepared to take to offload him?

“The most logical place for him to come, surely, would be the Premier League. He did very well at Liverpool.”

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