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Agent Plays Down Coutinho Transfer Talk

Philippe Coutinho’s agent Kia Joorabchian says Barcelona have given the player no indication that they are looking to sell him this summer.

The Brazilian’s future has been subject to great scrutiny this summer after an unhappy 18 month spell at Barcelona.

However, Joorabchian says that Barca have not told the player this his services are no longer required.

Joorabchian told TalkSPORT, “Bartomeu [Barcelona’s sporting director] was very clear with me, saying he doesn’t want the player to leave and he has a future there.

“They made a tremendous effort to bring him over, he is Barcelona’s most expensive signing in history and the second or third most expensive signing in the world.

“He had an amazing Copa America, he was rated in the team of the Copa America, he won the Copa America with Brazil and he’s won three trophies since he’s been at Barcelona in the last two years – so he’s had a great time there.

“As things happen in football, sometimes players feel a bit uncomfortable about somewhere, sometimes it’s the clubs that just don’t quite fit.

“If that happens obviously we’ll decide what’s best for Philippe, but at the moment we’re being told that’s not happening, it’s fine.”

 
 

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