Philippe Coutinho Admits Liverpool Future Isn’t Certain As Barcelona Prepare To Launch Stunning £127M Bid In January
Philippe Coutinho has refused to guarantee that he will still remain a Liverpool player next month.
Barcelona are reportedly eyeing to launch an initial offer of £127m to tempt Liverpool to sell Coutinho in January.
Barcelona were desperate to sign Coutinho over the summer but despite repeated attempts the La Liga giants failed to convince the Reds to sell their most prized asset.
The Brazilian had handed in an official transfer request but Liverpool turned down Barcelona’s three back-to-back bids for Coutinho and he ended up remaining at Anfield and has now displayed good form for the Premier League club.
Barcelona are still keen on roping in the Brazilian with Coutinho reportedly desperate to join Lionel Messi and Co. at the Nou Camp.
After making it clear he wanted to make a switch to the Nou Camp during the summer transfer window, Coutinho admitted that there is a possibility he will be making the move sooner rather than later.
The Brazilian said: “I am at Liverpool and I always do my best when I have the opportunity to play, respecting the jersey and the supporters.
“I do not know how the future is going to be. What will happen in January, we will know it in January. I don’t know if there will be an offer.
“Last summer there was a job offer in the same way that happens with any employee and I was interested in it. Since I stayed I have played with will and desire.
“Of course a lot happened in the summer but my will is always to play and do the best wherever I am – that has not changed.
“I am here, we have a lot of games and I try to do my best to help.”
Meanwhile, reports in France have claimed that PSG have joined Barcelona in the race to sign Liverpool’s most prized asset.
Spanish newspaper Sport had earlier claimed that Coutinho’s agent Kia Joorabchian held talks with with PSG’s sporting director Antero Henrique at FIFA’s ‘The Best’ awards in London on Monday.
PSG are monitoring the availability of the Brazilian star and have reportedly asked his agent to inform them about offers coming from Barcelona.