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Philippe Coutinho agent: “He has a desire to come back to the Premier League”

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Kia Joorabchian was forthright in his client’s desire

Philippe Coutinho Rehab Training Photo by M. Donato/FC Bayern via Getty Images

Philippe Coutinho’s agent has made clear the Brazilian is keen on a return to the English Premier League, although he did not specify a timetable.

“He has a desire to come back to the Premier League at some point,” superagent Kia Joorabchian said.

“It may not happen this year, it may happen this year - we don’t know. We really have not discussed anything for now.”

The 27-year-old is on loan to Bayern Munich from Barcelona, having previously played at Liverpool.

“It’s up to Bayern Munich whether or not they want to extend the loan,” he said.

“It’s purely Bayern’s decision, we have a will to stay, and we will see about next season when we get back to this ‘new normal’.

“We’ve had some conversations with Bayern about next season [already].”

Rumors suggest it is unlikely the Bavarians will make his deal permanent, and it’s also unlikely Barcelona will retain his services. He has been tipped with a move to a Premier League club such as Chelsea or Manchester United, although it has not been ruled out that he would go to another country.