Marseille linked with shock Philippe Coutinho move

Barcelona midfielder Philippe Coutinho could be offered a route out of the club this summer by Ligue 1 giants Marseille.

The Brazilian international has struggled to show his best form in Catalonia with a mixed three and a half seasons at the Camp Nou.

His future was thrown into further doubt at the start of 2020/21, following his return from a loan spell with Bayern Munich, with talk of a Premier League return beginning to increase.

However, a serious knee injury cut short his 2020/21 campaign, and he remains surplus to requirements at the club.

Philippe Coutinho

According to reports from Mundo Deportivo, Marseille head coach Jorge Sampaoli is keen to take advantage of the situation by making a bold move.

Coutinho still has two years remaining on his contract with La Blaugrana, but given their willingness to sell him, Sampaoli could negotiate a much lower price.

Premier League sides were quoted around €50m last summer but Barcelona could now accept in the region of €35m.

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