Philippe Coutinho has reportedly issues a come-get-me-plea to Manchester United amid his struggles at Barcelona, who value him at £100 million.
According to a report by Daily Mirror, Philippe Coutinho is eager to bring about an end to his struggles at Barcelona in the summer transfer window. The Brazilian superstar has thus, issued a come-get-me-plea to Manchester United, hoping to secure a £100 million move to Old Trafford.
Philippe Coutinho had initially hit the ground running upon completing a big-money move to Barcelona from Liverpool in January 2018. But, after a strong second half of the 2018-19 season, he has gone on to endure a stop-start career at Camp Nou, with his form nosediving dramatically.
A return of 8 goals and 5 assists in 39 appearances across all competitions is embarrassing for a player of Coutinho’s calibre, with the player last finding the back of the net in La Liga way back in October. The latest in a long line of underwhelming performances came against Rayo Vallecano this weekend, and the 26-year-old is now eager to make his way to Manchester United.
A potential move to Manchester United should create quite a stir, considering Coutinho represented the Red Devils’ bitter rivals Liverpool before joining Barcelona. But, as the report suggests, a return to Anfield is out of the question after he soured his relationship with the Merseyside club leading up to his switch to Camp Nou.
The Brazilian international though, is determined to make his way back to the Premier League, having previously enjoyed a lot of success in England. Thus, a move to Manchester United, who have previously been linked with him, makes sense for the player.
Coutinho has now gone on to issue a come-get-me-plea to the Premier League heavyweights, having spoken to various players at the club over the prospect of a summer move. But, it is rather unclear as to how Coutinho would fit in at Old Trafford.
United’s more concerning need seems to be that of sorting out the right wing slot, an area where the 26-year-old has not proven to be a reliable outlet. Alternatively, if a 4-4-2 or a 4-2-3-1 is used, he could slot in as an attacking midfielder.
Coutinho thus, looks like a system specific player, although there is no doubt that he can bring a lot of quality to the Manchester United first-team setup, if used correctly. The transfer though, is unlikely to cost little amount, with the Mirror claiming that a deal in the region of £100 million can be clinched.
It now remains to be seen if Manchester United look to launch the offensive for Philippe Coutinho, although they will have stiff competition from PSG in his pursuit. As things stand, however, an exit from Camp Nou looks like a possibility, should his struggles continue in the run-in.