Philippe Coutinho has made a decision on his Barcelona future – report

Philippe Coutinho

Philippe Coutinho has decided that he wants to leave Barcelona this summer, according to reports in Spain.

The Brazilian joined the Spanish champions from Liverpool in January 2018 for a club record deal worth around £142 million.

However, he has struggled to replicate the form he showed at Anfield in La Liga and has been linked with a return to England through Manchester United or Chelsea.

Spanish outlet Cadena SER has reported that the Brazil international isn’t happy and believes a departure is the best solution for his future.

The player’s representatives have told the Barça hierarchy of his wishes, but the problem could be finding a buyer willing to meet their demands of €105-110 million.

Coutinho scored five goals in 34 league games for Barcelona in the 2018/19 season to help them to the La Liga title. 


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