Joorabchian opens up about speculation linking Coutinho with summer Arsenal move, here is what he had to say
Philippe Coutinho’s agent has dismissed links to Arsenal and suggests the Barcelona playmaker could stay at the Nou Camp this summer.
There has been alot of rumours in the media over the past few months which have suggested that Coutinho was done at Barcelona, the Spaniards no longer want him in the squad and that he is open to the idea that to a move back to the Premier League, where a number of clubs are reportedly interested.
Reports on Catalan Sport even reported that Coutinho has agreed personal terms with Arsenal to join them on loan next season, as the Gunners are looking to build a Champions League challenging side.
But Joorabchian insists nothing has been decided yet, and has even told the likes of Arsenal that Coutinho may even decide to stay at Barcelona this summer, he told TalkSport: “After the Champions League is finished, and whatever happens, then we’ll sit down.
“It could be that Barcelona is the ultimate destination.
“He loves the Premier League, but the finances and the numbers and the situation of COVID are going to play a big part.
“He’s a big player with big numbers.”
There will be alot more transfer talk about the future of Coutinho, but one thing is for certain, he would have been a real statement signing from the Arsenal, so this news will come as a massive blow to fans who were hoping to see him in an Arsenal shirt next season.
But the transfer window has just opened, there is still plenty of time for Coutinho to ask for a move away from the club and head back to the Premier League.
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