Manchester United offered chance to sign Barcelona star

Manchester United have one of the best squads in world football right now. There is no doubt about that. But the Red Devils have not been able to match the high expectations surrounding the club this season till now. At the moment, they find themselves sitting at 8th in the Premier League table and are already out of the League Cup. Their UEFA Champions League campaign has probably been the only bright spot.

It does feel like despite their brilliant additions in the summer, there is still quite a gap between the title contenders and Manchester United. Thus, the club are expected to make more additions to their already stellar squad over coming transfer windows.

One man that not many expected Manchester United to be linked with anytime soon is Philippe Coutinho. But that is exactly what has happened.

As reported by SPORT (via HITC), Barcelona have offered Manchester United the chance to sign Coutinho.

Manchester United have been offered the chance to sign Barcelona’s Coutinho

A few years back, signing Coutinho would have been almost a no brainer. He was absolutely sensational during his spell at Liverpool and that is the reason why Barcelona did not hesitate in making him one of the most expensive signings in history when they brought him to Camp Nou.

Things have not gone as expected since then though. While easy to forget by now, Coutinho’s first half-a-season with Barcelona was quite promising as it looked like the Spanish giants had made a great signing.

But since then, his form has taken a downturn and he has not been able to get it going at the Camp Nou at all.

Interestingly, Coutinho did have a very promising loan spell at Bayern Munich in the middle though and at 29 years of age, he should still have a lot of football left in the tank if he can rediscover his form.