SPORTSCoutinho Returns To Barcelona Training


Brazilian playmaker, Philippe Coutinho, has returned to Barcelona’s pre-season training ahead of a new season.

The development was disclosed by Barcelona in a post on their official Twitter handle on Friday morning.

The playmaker looks set to stay at Camp Nou after new manager Ronald Koeman convinced him he is part of his plans.

The 28-year-old spent the last campaign on loan at Bayern Munich.

Coutinho scored twice against Barcelona in the 8-2 defeat in the Champions League last-eight and went ahead to win the Europe top-flight title with the Bundesliga champions.

However, Coutinho’s future at Camp Nou looked uncertain, with Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu making it clear that it was up to Koeman to sell him, amid interest from Arsenal.But Koeman called Coutinho on Monday to congratulate him on the Champions League victory and assure him he wants him to stay at Barca.


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