Brazilian playmaker Philippe Coutinho is keen to return to the Premier League at some point, the player’s agent, Kia Joorabchian, has revealed.
The former Liverpool star’s future continues to remain uncertain after Bayern, where he currently plays on loan from Barcelona, opted against exercising the option to sign him on a permanent deal. That would see the player return to the Catalan outfit in the summer, who could cash in on the player to raise funds as they look to pursue deals for their transfer targets.
A host of clubs from the English top-flight, including Arsenal and Chelsea, have been linked with a move for the former Reds star, and his agent has told Sky Sports Coutinho has a desire to come back to the Premier League.
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Agent Kia Joorabchian has an update on Philippe Coutinho’s future – but dismisses the figures quoted in recent weeks
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“He has a desire to come back to the Premier League at some point. It may not happen this year, it may happen this year – we don’t know. We really have not discussed anything for now,” Joorabchian told Sky Sports [via Mirror].
The agent went on to opine Bayern could extend his stay in Germany. He said, “It’s up to Bayern Munich whether or not they want to extend the loan. It’s purely Bayern’s decision, we have a will to stay, and we will see about next season when we get back to this ‘new normal”.
The agent also revealed they have already had negotiations with the Bundesliga outfit. “We’ve had some conversations with Bayern about next season [already],” Joorabchian concluded.
It is said that Coutinho favours a move to his former employers Liverpool but the Reds are not keen on re-signing the Brazilian.