Coutinho's agent hits out at Barça: "they must tell the truth"
Philippe Coutinho is one of the clear victims of Antoine Griezmann's arrival at the Camp Nou. The Brazilian, who finished off the season with frequent jeering from his team's supporters, has had to witness how the club strives to add more men to an already populated avant-garde. To top it all off, his teammate Neymar could also be making a comeback.
In fact, Coutinho's name has been linked as a possible bargaining chip for the PSG player, although one of his agents, Kia Joorabchian, was in charge of denying any contact with the Parisian entity. The agent again spoke publicly, in this case to 'RMC', and made sure to harshly criticize Barcelona's management for their ongoing transfer practices.
"Pep Segura told me that he was non-transferable last week. The president told me the same thing, that he had no intention of selling the player to any club. After this, we decided not to look at the market and that's why the player has no offers," he said about Coutinho, who did not clarify his future during his participation in the Copa America.
The problem comes from André Cury, the head of Barcelona's technical secretariat in South America. The man who is doing everything possible to bring Neymar back to Camp Nou: "It is a fact that Cury works with a different discourse than Barça and is pressing for Coutinho to be included in the transfer of Neymar from PSG".
Joorabchian, visibly annoyed by the way the former Liverpool player is being treated, said: "I have been silent during this period, but I will not allow Barcelona to lie about the player. You must tell the truth! And if you want Coutinho to leave, you have to say so that together we can decide what is best for his future."