Ronald Koeman admits he nonetheless doesn’t know if Luis Suarez will nonetheless be a Barcelona participant on the finish of the switch window, however has provided an olive department to the ahead if he does select to stay on the Camp Nou.
The Barca boss additionally seems to have put an finish to switch hypothesis concerning Philippe Coutinho as he praised the Brazilian’s dedication in coaching and on the sphere and described him as ‘very motivated’ on the membership.
Suarez had appeared near shifting to Juventus after agreeing phrases with the Serie A facet, however problems have arisen and now a deal appears unlikely.
Reports counsel that the Uruguayan was trying to get an Italian passport by his spouse, in order that Juve wouldn’t be over their restrict of non-EU gamers, however there isn’t a assure he will obtain this by the tip of the switch window.
Juventus at the moment are backing away from a deal, as are different events due to his large wade calls for.
Although Suarez has already been instructed he is surplus to necessities at Barcelona, Koeman is able to welcome him again into the fold, ought to he fail to safe an exit this summer season and as he heads into the ultimate 12 months of his contract.
‘I’ve spoken to him about his future and we’re ready to see whether or not or not he leaves, we nonetheless don’t know,’ Koeman instructed Catalan station TV3 on Wednesday evening.
‘But we respect every contract here and if in the end he does not find a club and he stays, he will be just like any other player in the squad.’
Koeman was talking after a 3-1 win over Girona in a pre-season pleasant wherein Lionel Messi scored twice and Coutinho netted the opening aim, Suarez was not concerned within the match.
Coutinho has been closely linked with a transfer again to the Premier League this summer season, however Koeman seems set to make him a key determine in Barcelona once more after his mortgage spell at Bayern Munich.
‘He is very motivated right now, he is training well and playing well,’ Koeman mentioned of the previous Liverpool man.
Koeman tweeted photos from the win over Girona, that includes Coutinho and Messi, though he didn’t look thrilled in them.
The former Southampton boss additionally had reward for younger American expertise Konrad De La Fuente, who he picked out as one of many standout performers after he changed Coutinho within the second half.
‘If I had to highlight one of the youngsters, I would say Konrad, I am really happy with him,’ mentioned the boss.
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