Spanish football player Gerard Pique would not force Philippe Coutinho to stay with Barcelona if a move away from the club makes the latter happy after it was reported that Barcelona FC are making an attempt to loan out the Brazilian and as many as four teams have gravitated their interest towards him.
If rumours are to be believed, Liverpool, Arsenal, Manchester United and Tottenham are interested in drafting Coutinho in their sides. With the English transfer window shutting this Thursday, the transfers will have to happen quickly.
Notably, Barcelona signed Coutinho for £142 million in 2018 but did not have a good time with the La Liga Giants as he managed only five goals in the last season.
Now, with Barcelona signing Antoine Griezmann and Frenkie de Jong, it seems like Coutinho’s chances of staying with Barcelona are very bleak.
“I don’t know,” Pique told reporters in Miami when he was asked about Coutinho.
“Obviously I want him to stay but at the end of the day it’s what he wants and I want him to be happy. Let’s see.
“Until the last day of the transfer market we will not know if he stays or not. But it’s not my decision, it’s the club’s and Philippe’s,” he added.
Currently, Coutinho is part of the Barcelona squad in Miami and they will face Napoli in a couple of friendly matches