Liverpool transfers: Philippe Coutinho’s agent responds to exit talk
Philippe Coutinho's agent plays down talk that his client could be set to leave Liverpool in the near future
Philippe Coutinho’s agent has rubbished suggestions that the playmaker could push for a transfer away from Liverpool to join Barcelona.
The Brazilian has been touted as a possible target for the Catalan club in recent days as they consider bolstering their attacking options at Camp Nou, either in January or next summer.
The reports linking Coutinho with Barcelona gathered pace earlier this week when their sporting director admitted that he is a keen admirer of the Liverpool starlet.
However, Coutinho’s agent Kia Joorabchian has now moved to play down talk of an imminent Anfield exit for his client by insisting that he is happy at the Merseyside outfit.
Joorabchian is quoted as saying by FOOTBALL365: “Philippe is extremely happy at Liverpool. He signed a new long term contract towards the end of last season that represents his ambition and his feeling for Liverpool.
“Reports that I have been talking to Real Madrid about Philippe are not true.
“His aspirations are to qualify for the Champions League with Liverpool this season and to win a trophy. That is all that he is focussed on – and nothing else.”
Coutinho will be expecting to feature when Liverpool return to Premier League action against Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane after the international break.
The 23-year-old has made seven Premier League starts for the Reds so far this season.