Coutinho makes admission over Barcelona future amid Man Utd transfer links
Manchester United have been put on red alert after Philippe Coutinho conceded that he could depart Barcelona this summer.
Coutinho endured a difficult time with the Catalan giants last season, even seeing some of his performances booed by Barca’s support.
The Brazilian arrived at the Nou Camp from Liverpool in January last year in a deal which could reach £142million if various clauses are met.
Manchester United are keeping tabs on his situation at the Nou Camp while French giants Paris Saint-Germain are also considering a move.
And Coutinho, currently on international duty with Brazil at the Copa America, has given an update on his future.
He told reporters: “I have a contract with Barcelona, it was always my will to succeed in this club.
“But now I am totally concentrated here [with Brazil] and about the future [with Barca] we do not know what will happen.
“Many things that come out in the media are simply not true but as for my future we do not know what is going to happen, that is the truth.”
The playmaker made 54 appearances last season in all competitions, 18 of which were made from the bench, scoring 11 goals and making five assists.
And he is looking to put the underwhelming season behind him, whether that be at Barcelona or with a new club.
“Honestly, it wasn’t a good season. It didn’t produce what I wanted, it didn’t go as I hoped,” he added.
“But I hope it serves me as an example, as a lesson so that I want more, concentrate even more to be able to succeed.
“Here with the national team there’s always the same responsibility: showing the right commitment to be able to play.
“Whether a good or bad season it doesn’t change anything: the desire to win is always the same, or maybe even more so.”