‘It’s untrue Antoine Griezmann is going to replace Philippe at Barcelona’: Coutinho’s agent refutes claim Brazilian will be ousted by Atletico star
- Philippe Coutinho’s agent refutes claims Antoine Griezmann will replace him
- The Frenchman announced on Tuesday that he will leave Atletico this summer
- Griezmann’s arrival could push Coutinho out the door with Chelsea interested
Griezmann on Tuesday announced that he would be leaving Atletico Madrid this summer with Barcelona posed to table a £104million bid to acquire his services.
Barcelona’s interest has fuelled talk of Coutinho’s exit, with Chelsea touted as a possible destination should FIFA grant them a grace period from their two-window transfer ban.
Philippe Coutinho’s agent has refuted claims that Antoine Griezmann will replace him at Barca
Griezmann on Tuesday announced that he will be leaving Atletico Madrid in this window
However, Coutinho’s agent Andrea Bertolucci has moved quickly to dispel any rumours of his client leaving the Nou Camp.
‘It’s untrue that Griezmann is going to replace Philippe at Barcelona,’ he told AS.
‘I don’t know why they are saying that. I don’t know about that and that’s why I don’t want to talk anymore, but it’s false.’
Coutinho has notched just 11 goals in 53 games since arriving at Barcelona from Liverpool in a £145m deal in January 2018.
Coutinho has notched just 11 goals in 53 games since arriving at Barcelona in a £145m deal