Philippe Coutinho ‘desperate for Manchester United move’
Barcelona attacker Philippe Coutinho reportedly wants Manchester United to make a move for him this summer.
Coutinho’s struggles in a Barca shirt continued on Saturday night as he was substituted during his team’s 3-1 win over Rayo Vallecano in La Liga.
The 26-year-old only arrived at Camp Nou from Liverpool in January 2018 and has contributed eight goals and five assists in all competitions during the 2018-19 campaign.
The Brazil international’s long-term future in Spain is far from secure, though, and it has been suggested that Barca could look to move him on in this summer’s transfer window.
According to The Mirror, Coutinho has ‘spoken with a number of United players’ about a potential move to Old Trafford ahead of the 2019-2020 campaign.
The report adds that the South American ‘misses the Premier League’ and would have no problem joining United despite their rivalry with Liverpool.
Coutinho managed 41 goals and 37 assists in 152 Premier League appearances during his time at Anfield.