Barcelona midfielder Philippe Coutinho has played down speculation linking him with a move away from Spain in the near future.
The 28-year-old had previously been tipped to sign for Juventus, Arsenal or Chelsea with his future at Barca seemingly in doubt.
However, he has found a new lease of life under Ronald Koeman having played in all but two of the club’s La Liga fixtures this season.
The former Liverpool playmaker has revealed that his sole objective for now is to be successful with Barcelona, but refused to rule out a move back to England at some point in the future.
“The Premier League is one of the most exciting leagues in the world and to have the chance to play there with a team like Liverpool will always be something I will feel grateful for,” Coutinho told World Soccer.
“It is impossible to say what might or might not happen in the future – but what I know is that right now my only focus is on being successful with Barcelona.”
The Brazil international played an important role in Bayern Munich’s successful UEFA Champions League campaign while on loan in Germany last season, remarkably scoring a brace during the 8-2 demolition of his parent club in the quarter-finals.
Coutinho also admitted that one of his objectives for the season is to lift the coveted trophy once more, this time with Barcelona.
“I won three trophies, including the Bundesliga and Champions League, so I don’t think it (his time at Bayern) can be anything other than a success,” he continued.
“Winning the Champions League has always been a big ambition of mine and to win it with Bayern was a big thing. Now my ambition is to win it with Barcelona.
“I will always remember and be thankful for my time and success there, but I am back with Barcelona now and that is where my focus is.”
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Countinho’s comments were echoed by his agent, Kia Joorabchian, who underlined the desire to fight for success with Barca and also revealed that he was unaware of any concrete offers for the Brazilian’s services during the summer.
“I have not heard anything and we have no plans to move from Barca, and yes that Coutinho can contribute to a successful season,” Joorabchian told Mundo Deportivo.
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