Quique Setien: ‘I am counting on Philippe Coutinho next season’

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Barcelona boss Quique Setien states that he is “counting on” Philippe Coutinho still being at Camp Nou next season.

Barcelona boss Quique Setien has actually stated that he is “counting on” Philippe Coutinho still being at Camp Nou beyond completion of this summer’s transfer window.

The Brazil international has actually invested the 2019-20 campaign on loan at Bayern Munich, scoring 9 times and contributing 8 assists in 32 appearances for the German side in all competitions.

As it stands, Coutinho will go back to Camp Nou this summer, however there have actually been tips that the likes of Chelsea, Manchester United and Arsenal have an interest in signing him ahead of the 2020-21 season.

Setien has actually branded the 27- year-old “a great player”, however, and recommended that there will be an area in his squad for the South American next season.

” I think that Coutinho is a great player, I like him a lot. He is a Barcaplayer You need to pay the release provision or pay a cost to Barca [for him], however he wishes to return here,” Setien informed RAC1.

“I am counting on him being here at the beginning of next season. I have to speak to him to ask. If it’s necessary, I will speak to him.”

A current report declared that the Spanish champions were thinking about utilizing Coutinho as a makeweight in a move for Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante

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