Manchester United Move ‘Near Impossible’ Says Coutinho Agent
In an interview with British radio station TalkSPORT, Philippe Coutinho’s agent Kia Joorabchian says it would be ‘very difficult’ for his client to move to Manchester United.
Coutinho spent five years at Liverpool before leaving for Barcelona in January 2018. Speculation continues over his future after an underwhelming time in Catalonia.
He has been linked with United, but Joorabchian suggested a deal was unlikely with the storied Premier League club.
““Manchester United is a great club, I have players there and I have all the respect for them, but as far as Philippe goes it would be an extremely difficult to a near-impossible move.
“I would be very difficult for Philippe to play for any of Liverpool’s rivals, because he has such a great affinity towards Liverpool. His time there was fantastic.
“Yes, but like all big players at some point, you want to experience a different thing in your career because your career is very short, but it has no reflection on the fact his heart and affinity is very much with Liverpool.
“I know he was cheering every time they had the chance. Lucas Leiva is the same way. A lot of these guys who leave Liverpool remain Liverpool fans because of the fans and the passion they have.
“So it would be hard for him to go to a rival. Every time we’ve spoken about it we’ve had that same conversation, he would find it hard to play for another club in the Premier League.”