Manchester United’s interest in Barcelona star Philippe Coutinho has been on the hottest topics during the January transfer market, but the whole thing will have to wait for the summer
Unsettled at Camp Nou, the Brazilian playmaker has been struggling ever since his £142m move from Liverpool back last winter.
Although the 26-year-old started to show glimpses of his class over the past few weeks, he is yet to convince the Blaugrana leadership including the manager Ernesto Valverde.
Leo Messi just handed Philippe Coutinho the penalty to put Barcelona 1-0 up in their Copa del Rey quarterfinal because he's had a tough start to the season and needs a goal.— Footy Accumulators (@FootyAccums) January 30, 2019
Imagine being that selfless while still outscoring everyone else by a country mile 😂 pic.twitter.com/EHWRojt8qt
Meanwhile, the Red Devils are planning to bolster the attack after bursting into the Champions League promotion race.
With Alexis Sanchez miserably failed upon his blockbuster transfer from Arsenal, Man Utd’s bigwigs intend to land another high-profile forward to strengthen the squad in the next transfer session.
However, according to Kieran Maguire, the Premier League giants will have to either allocate £125m or offer Marcus Rashford in return if looking to persuade the Catalans to sanction the deal.
“[Romelu] Lukaku isn’t the Barcelona type of player.
“But you could see [Anthony] Martial or [Marcus] Rashford being attractive to them.
“Of the two of them, I think the one with the most to gain would be Rashford but United won’t let him go if they’ve got any sense.”