With Philippe Coutinho’s future at the Nou Camp uncertain, Philippe Coutinho’s advisers are exploring other options.
The Brazilian sealed a £142million move to Catalonia in January last year and although he started his career with the Blaugrana impressively, things have not gone as well this season.
His lack of form and inability to nail down a starting spot under Ernesto Valverde have led to speculation over his future.
There is a slim chance that just over a year after completing his dream move to Barcelona, he could leave.
In a comparison of Coutinho and Isco’s bleak fortunes, The Independent’s Miguel Delaney writes that the former’s camp is considering all options, including the unlikely outcome that he could leave the club at the end of the season.
Reports have linked Manchester United with a shock move for the Brazilian but a more fairytale ending to the drama that has unfolded over the last several months would be a return to Liverpool.
There is no doubt he would be welcomed back at Liverpool with open arms with the only issue likely to be that of his large transfer fee. Apparently, however, Barcelona would only ask for £88million – should Liverpool offer Coutinho a way out at Barca?