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Ronald Koeman’s comments on Philippe Coutinho suggest Barcelona future far from certain

Philippe Coutinho playing for Bayern Munich

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Philippe Coutinho’s future at Barcelona is up in the air as he prepares to make a return to Spain after his loan spell at Bayern Munich.

The Brazil international has struggled with Catalan giants, since joining the club back in 2018. Later he was loaned to the Germany champions in the summer of 2019.

Now as the 28-year-old is on his way of returning to the Camp Nou, he could be likely to be out of Ronald Koeman’s plans, with the club new boss eager to make changes in the squad after the club’s shocking defeat to Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarter-finals.

However, it should be noted that the Dutchman is a fan of Coutinho, and being asked during his time as Everton boss in 2017 what he thought of the player’s links to the La Liga giants, Koeman told El Mundo Deportivo: “He’s a great player and I think he could be very useful to Barca.

“After all, it will depend on the circumstances of the transfer and his arrival.

“But he’s a great player with a lot of qualities, without any doubt.”

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