Philippe Coutinho’s Man Utd Snub Shakes Up His Transfer Odds
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Barcelona and Brazil playmaker Philippe Coutinho seems set to be on the move this summer, but the odds on a move to Manchester United have drifted out of his reported loyalty to his old club Liverpool.
Coutinho, who left Liverpool in January 2018 to join Barcelona, has been strongly linked with a potential move to Manchester United as they look to reshape the squad at Old Trafford, but odds of the move actually happening have drifted out to 11/1 (+1100) with Betway in the last 24 hours, amid claims that the Brazilian would snub a move to United out of respect to Liverpool.
The skilful attacker has failed to hit the heights at Barcelona and has even been booed by some sections of the club's support for failing to meet expectations at Camp Nou, leading to suggestions that the Spanish champions are willing to cut their losses on Coutinho.
Betway have simultaneously slashed the odds on Paris Saint Germain being Coutinho's next club from 6/1 (+600) into 3/1 (+300) favourites after a flurry of bets on the back of reports the big-spending Ligue 1 outfit have already opened talks with the South American's representatives.
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Coutinho Transfer Latest Odds
PSG could end selling Neymar back to Barcelona this summer and a swap deal could be on the cards to see Coutinho move in the opposite direction to the French club.
Coutinho's ex-club Liverpool are 6/1 (+600) second favourites with Betway to complete a surprise move to bring the 27-year-old back to Anfield, while the European champions are as a big as 14/1 with Betfair.
Liverpool never really directly replaced Coutinho following his departure and with his price tag now a lot lower than what they sold him for, Jurgen Klopp could be tempted by a reunion with the Brazilian.
Meanwhile, Italians champions Juventus are 20/1 (+2000) with Betway to sign Coutinho this summer and that move looks unlikely with the Bianconeri apparently chasing Paul Pogba’s signature instead.
Bayern Munich are also available at 20/1 (+2000) to lure Coutinho to Germany, while Arsenal are at the same price with Betway and William Hill to bring Coutinho back to the Premier League.
Manchester City are the rank outsiders at 33/1 (+3300) with Betfair to sign Coutinho, who has proven to be City’s nemesis on a number of occasions during his time with Liverpool.
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