Agent opens up and officially tells Arsenal £250,000-a-week target ‘adores the Premier League’ ahead of possible move

Phillipe Coutinho ‘adores’ the Premier League, his agent has told the likes of Arsenal as the Barcelona playmaker continues to be linked with a move to England.

Coutinho made the move to Liverpool just a few seasons ago expecting to be the immediate replacement for Andres Iniesta, but he did not live up to the expectations that Barcelona had of the Brazilian, and he was ultimately shipped out to Bayern Munich for two seasons.

However, there has been big rumours that he wants out of Barcelona and has set his sights on making a move to the Premier League, where a number of clubs are seemingly interested in a £45 million transfer deal.

And amid all the speculation, Kia Joorabchian explained that he and other agents are not sure how the transfer market will progress, but has admitted that Coutinho adores the Premier League.

“Because the Champions League runs until the 23 August, it’s going to be very difficult for players like Coutinho to make any commitments or moves before then,” he said.

“For him to make a commitment is very difficult.

“We’ve not kept it a secret that he wants to come back to the Premier League if he can.

“He adores playing in the Premier League and I think it’s one of his priorities, but he’s also not against staying in Barcelona so it’s very open.

“There’s a lot of genuine interest because he’s a great player, so there’s always interest.”

Asked if it would be a loan or if intersted clubs will be required to pay top money, Joorabchian said the market would dictate.

“I don’t envisage too many deals of that nature – 80 to 100 million. There will be a lot of 10 to 30 or 40million.”

Arsenal need a player like this man and should make a move if he wants to come back to Englan.

YOU MAY HAVE MISSED: Arsenal are interested in signing German defender Low calls “solid, reliable and dependable”

JUST IN: Arsenal make another Partey offer, Arsenal can sign Brazilian in player-plus-cash deal, Gunners keen on Bundesliga star, Willian has two offers – claims agent

MOST READ: Barcelona will allow world class act to sign with Arsenal in Guendouzi-plus-cash deal

Share the news guys!


Hey guys my name is Jamie, the creator of I love, breathe and know football inside out, having played at a semi-professional level in my younger years before I picked up an injury that ended my once promising career. So now I get to write about it and share to the whole world my thoughts on the current news, gossip and speculation that is around, and hopefully you guys like it too. IcFootballnews is by a fan, for the fans..and will be for the foreseeable future