8th April, 2019
With rumours all over the place about the likelihood of his leaving Nou Camp in the nearest future, Philippe Coutinho has come out to say that he is happy at Barcelona, insisting a Premier League return “does not fit” into his plans for the future.
For some time now, Coutinho has been linked with a move away from Barca, where the Brazilian has struggled to cement a regular starting spot since arriving from Liverpool for a reported €160million fee in January 2018.
It has also been reported in various news outlets that Manchester United and Chelsea were possible suitors but the Barca player has no plans to make his way back to England.
“My head is exclusively in Barcelona. Returning to England now does not fit into my plans,” Coutinho told the Mirror ahead of Barca’s Champions League quarter-final showdown against United.
“This is my second season here. I have won titles, but I am always an ambitious and demanding player. So, I want more and more.
“But I’m happy. I wanted to play in Spain and I’m at the best club in Spain.”
The Brazilian has scored five goals for LaLiga leaders Barca this season, and 10 in all competitions as Ernesto Valverde’s men chase the Champions League, LaLiga and Copa del Rey treble.