Spanish giant, FC Barcelona has taken its final decision on releasing Philippe Coutinho to Arsenal as new manger, Ronald Koeman takes over.
The President of Barcelona Football Club, Josep Maria Bartomeu has insisted that midfielder, Phillippe Coutinho, can stay at Camp Nou if the club’s new manager, Ronald Koeman wants him amid interest from Arsenal.
Barcelona is keen to sell Coutinho this summer’s transfer window and the player’s agent, Kia Joorabchian, has held talks with Arsenal over a potential deal.
Coutinho, who is currently on loan at Bayern Munich, is set to join Arsenal on another loan this summer after Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta showed huge interest in the player.
Bartomeu told Express UK that;
“Coutinho can stay here, if Koeman wants him, The head coach will make the decision.”
Coutinho joined Barcelona in January 2018 from Liverpool for a £145 million deal.
He helped Bayern to win the domestic league and cup double this season. He also scored brace against Barca in UCL Quarter final with Bayern Munich ended 2-8.
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