Manchester United told £142 million man Coutinho ‘heading back to Premier League’ this summer
European football expert Julien Laurens has told the likes of Manchester United that Philippe Coutinho is set for a Premier League move this summer.
It is no secret in the media that United are desperate to splash some cash over the next few months and try to land some superstar names in order to get back in the Champions League.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is expected to be handed a massive £200 million to spend over the next few months, with the likes of Kalidou Koulibaly, Gareth Bale and Coutinho on the shopping list.
The Brazilian has not made the impact that many expected since his move from Liverpool, and reports in the Spanish press have claimed that he could be sold at the end of the season, especially after the Champions League semi-final loss to the Reds.
Now Laurens has handed United a boost in their chase and claimed that Coutinho is heading to the Premier League, because Paris Saint-Germain would not be able to afford the Brazilian.
“How? With what money?” he said on ESPN FC.
“There’s no room anywhere in the wage bill for Coutinho, as a transfer fee for Coutinho.
“It’s not even a position that is there priority.
“So for me it’s, and from what I’ve heard from the club, there’s nothing in that story at all.”
Coutinho may not be having the best of seasons at Barcelona, but that could be a good thing for the Premier league giants as the Spaniards will surely be open to letting the Brazilian leave the club for a bargain fee.
They paid Liverpool £142 million to secure a deal, but could be willing to let him leave for a smaller fee, with may reports suggesting less than £80 million could be the price to pay
He is world class and could help United get back to the very top of the game, especially as he would bring in 20-plus goals a season either created or scored himself.