Will Manchester United fans welcome possible summer signing of Coutinho after transfer message sent?
Dimitar Berbatov has told Manchester United not to get involved in a bidding war for Barcelona star Philippe Coutinho, but is he right?
There has been alot of transfer speculation, and we mean alot, over the past few months about United trying to bring the Brazilian star back to the Premier League, with many reports suggesting that he was done at Barcelona and had no future with the club.
And United stole the march by contacting his agent Kia Joorabchian over the past few weeks, and remain in pole position should Barcelona sell up with his client keen on a return to England after performing at Liverpool.
However, former Manchester United star Berbatov has opened up and warned his former club not to get in a bidding war in a bid to win the race for Coutinho, claiming that the club do not actually need him right now.
“Other people will see him linked with a move to United and they will point out his connections with Liverpool and how he would never be forgiven if he switched to Old Trafford, but honestly, United don’t need him right now,” the Bulgarian said on the Daily Express.
“Bruno Fernandes is a very similar player; he really hit the ground running and looks to be a very promising signing so I don’t think there would be any point in United signing him.
“Pogba is coming back, Fernandes is there, McTominay is producing great football as well, they have enough quality there so signing Coutinho would be pointless.”
Coutinho is a player that is world class and was one of the best during his days at Liverpool, so even though Berbatov claims that Manchester United do not need Coutinho, they need players of his quality.
They have a decent midfield, but if they want to get back to their best, want to compete with the best, then they need to start buying the best.
They are not good enough to compete with Liverpool or Manchester City just yet and Coutinho would still be a great signing for the club.
However, they should not pay too much and should even try to get him on a try-before-they buy kind of deal, to see if he would still be a good signing.