Philippe Coutinho has hinted at possibly moving away from Barcelona in the future with his comments after Barcelona’s convincing 5-1 victory over Olympique Lyon.
The Brazilian has drawn plenty of links to Manchester United and Chelsea in recent months after undergoing a poor run of form at the Camp Nou.
Moving away from Liverpool on a record transfer, Coutinho has failed to meet the expectations of both the club and the fans had of him. He is still adjusting to Barcelona’s style of play under Ernesto Valverde and with Lionel Messi dictating proceedings on the attacking front.
However, he has been supported by every single one of his Blaugrana coaches and teammates time and time again. It might be far too early to judge the 26-year-old’s impact in this current Barcelona setup but one has to consider the true intentions of the club.
With Coutinho still fairly young, his transfer value is still pretty high with a few European big guns ready to whisk him away. It might not to be a huge surprise to see the La Liga giant cut their losses towards possible getting back Neymar or finding a more player more suited to their needs.
After collecting a goal in last night’s win to help his side progress to the quarterfinals of the Champions League, Coutinho said, “In the last few weeks, months even, I’ve not been playing well.”
“But I still want to improve. ‘I came to Barcelona to give my best. I live for the moment. You never know what the future holds. I am happy with my performance today.”