Barcelona superstar to join Premier League side in the coming hours, Manchester United superstar's agent holds talks with Barcelona and more: Barcelona transfer roundup, 29 January 2019
Hello and welcome to Sportskeeda's Barcelona transfer roundup. The Catalans have been cautious with their transfer business so far in this winter transfer window. Valverde would much rather not upset the rhythm of the team that's currently topping the LaLiga table than bring some high-profile signings before the transfer season ends at the end of the month.
Today we have some sensational rumours that caught many an eye. Without further ado, let's take a look at the top Barcelona transfer news, rumours and updates that made headlines today.
Philippe Coutinho set to hold crisis talks with Ernesto Valverde
Philippe Coutinho secured a dream move to Barcelona in the January of 2018 for a reported £142 million and touched down at the Camp Nou amid huge fanfare. However, after an impressive start to his career in Catalonia, Coutinho has struggled and has now fallen out of favour under Ernesto Valverde.
Now, as per Sport, the midfielder who is growing increasingly frustrated is set to hold crisis talks with manager Ernesto Valverde in the hopes of sorting out his future. Barcelona signed Coutinho on a club record deal in the hopes that the Brazilian will go on to be a long-term replacement for club legend Andres Iniesta.
Ernesto Valverde wants Philippe Coutinho to get back to his best and is backing him to become the player they shelled out well in excess of £100 million for. Coutinho's recent form has been a cause for concern after having scored a singular goal from his last 6 appearances for La Blaugrana.
Coutinho has also been linked with a return to the Premier League with Manchester United's name being the most prominent on the list of suitors for the 26-years-old. However, Barca are not willing to give up on the playmaker just yet.