Coutinho moved to Barcelona in the January transfer window of last year in a transfer move that cost 142 million pounds. However, the player has not been able to make an impact at the club in the 18 months he has been there
With the signing of Antoine Griezmann confirmed, Coutinho’s position in the team is further in threat, but that does not necessarily mean he will consider moving to United, according to his agent Kia Joorabchian.
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"Manchester United is a great club, I have players there and I have all the respect for them, but as far as Philippe goes it would be an extremely difficult to a near-impossible move,” Joorabchian told talkSPORT.
"It would be very difficult for Philippe to play for any of Liverpool’s rivals, because he has such a great affinity towards Liverpool. His time there was fantastic. His heart and affinity is very much with Liverpool."
The agent also suggested that there might be a chance that he could return to Liverpool, but that would totally depend on the Reds and what plans they have.
"Liverpool have built a tremendous squad, the manager has a great balance there and it’s probably one of the best run football clubs in the country," he said.
"So with the build-up they’ve done and the squad they have, [signing Coutinho] would really have to be something they would have to decide whether or not they feel there is now a gap in the squad for someone like Philippe.”