Philippe Coutinho stays in Barcelona next season, emphasizes president Josep Maria Bartomeu … who reveals that they will not try to sign Antoine Griezmann
- Philippe Coutinho has scored 20 goals and delivered 11 assists for Barcelona
- It is said that Brazilian has some admirers interested with Manchester United
- The president of Barcelona, Josep Maria Bartomeu, expressed his support for the 26-year-old
- Bartomeu also highlighted the speculation about Antoine Griezmann
The president of Barcelona, Josep Maria Bartomeu, has insisted that Philippe Coutinho will stay in Barcelona next season.
The Brazilian has scored 20 goals and delivered 11 assists in 68 appearances at the Nou Camp after his £ 145 million move from Liverpool in January 2018.
The plan of the Catalan giants to replace Andres Iniesta has failed and Coutinho would have some admirers after his impressive time in the Premier League, with Manchester United as one of the clubs interested in him.
The president of Barcelona Josep Maria Bartomeu insisted that Philippe Coutinho stay at Nou Camp
But Bartomeu has his support for the 26-year-old defender for the second leg of Barcelona against Manchester United in the quarterfinals of the Champions League on Tuesday night.
& # 39; Coutinho is a great player, excellent, and he keeps getting better, & # 39; he told TVE.
& # 39; It is not easy to play at Barca, he was here for six months last season and he has the confidence of the coach, he is a global player and we expect a lot from him.
Bartomeu has given his support to the 26-year-old prior to Barcelona & # 39; s collision with Man United
& # 39; He will continue on Barca, it is different and Barca needs different players. & # 39;
Bartomeu also highlighted the speculation that linked Atletico Madrid with Antoine Griezmann to Barcelona.
The Barcelona fans scowled Griezmann during their victory over Atletico Madrid earlier this month, after he had refused the opportunity to participate in the Catalan giants last summer.
The French attacker was strongly associated with a move to Barca, but finally announced that he would commit to Atletico in a documentary entitled & # 39; The decision & # 39 ;, in which he signed a new deal until 2023.
Bartomeu also highlighted the speculations about Antoine Griezmann from Atletico Madrid
Recent reports in Spain suggest that Griezmann feels he has made a mistake by committing his future to Atletico after leaving the Champions League in the last 16 stages and struggling again to keep up with Barca in the title race.
& # 39;[Griezmann] is an Atletico Madrid player and he has a contract [with them], & # 39; Bartomeu added.
& # 39; If Griezmann wanted to come, he should talk to the coaches, but his name is not on the table.
& # 39; There is a lot of speculation in the press, but Griezmann is not on the table and he has not mentioned Barcelona. & # 39;
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