According to reports from Catalan based paper Sport, Manchester United are leading the race to sign Phillipe Coutinho from Barcelona in the summer transfer window.
Coutinho joined Barcelona for a reported cost of ₤142 m in the January transfer window of2018 The Brazilian has actually ended up to be a major flop for the Catalan club and is currently playing on loan at Bayern Munich.
He has actually scored 8 goals in 22 Bundesliga games this season however the German giants are extremely not likely to sign him on an irreversible offer.
Barcelona are prepared to unloaded him in the summer, with a host of Premier League clubs consisting of Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur and Leicester City signing up with Manchester United in the race to sign him.
The Brazilian still has actually 3 years left on his offer and Barcelona are anticipated to require a high transfer cost for him.
The report declares that the Red Devils are positive of landing the midfielder this summer.
According to European football specialist Guillem Balague, Coutinho was close to signing up with Tottenham lastsummer The 27- year-old had actually concurred to sign up with the north London club last summer however the offer failed at the final difficulty since of Spurs chairman Daniel Levy.
” There’s been a story in the media just recently, today, that [Mauricio] Pochettino didn’t desire Coutinho, that Daniel Levy was going to do a big effort for him, which’s absolutely not the story, absolutely not the story,” Balague stated on his YouTube channel.
” The story in truth is that Pochettino did desire Coutinho however right at the end when the settlements had actually been advanced, Daniel Levy chose to not a lot pull the plug however to minimize a few of the contracts, financial contracts, that had actually been reached.
” So then Coutinho felt that he didn’t desire to go to Spurs, the money was inadequate to make the move and things didn’t take place.
“So Pochettino did want Coutinho and it was Daniel Levy who wanted to, perhaps as he always does, do a little bit of financial wizardry but didn’t work out in this situation and Coutinho didn’t go to Spurs.”