Why Philippe Coutinho to Manchester United in January is almost impossible
- The Red Devils are reportedly monitoring the midfielder's situation at Barcelona.
- ESPN FC's David Amoyal thinks the Blaugrana will demand more than €100 for the Brazilian.
- He believes United aren't ready to spend that much on the 26-year-old player this transfer window.
According to Mundo Deportivo, Philippe Coutinho seriously considers parting ways with Barcelona. He severely lacks the playing time as he spent the full 90 minutes in the La Liga game against Eibar for the first time in his last ten games for the Blaugrana. Moreover, he is rumoured to be 'tempted' by The Red Devils' interest.
ESPN FC's David Amoyal weighs in on the possibility of the transfer: "After falling behind Ousmane Dembele in coach Ernesto Valverde's pecking order, Coutinho is reportedly unhappy with the reduced playing time. This situation seems to be of great interest to Manchester United, who reportedly already sent out feelers to assess the feasibility of a deal and to make their interest manifest to the player's agents."
I like Coutinho. Think he'll be a great addition to @ManUtd— Ladi Dairo (@Ladi_Dairo) January 14, 2019
However, a deal looks rather unlikely in January, since the Blaugrana would want more than €100 million to even consider the departure of the crown jewel of their transfer campaign last winter.
The Brazilian joined the Spanish giants last January from Liverpool for £177m. Since his debut he has only six goals in 26 appearances for Ernesto Valverde's side.