Rio Ferdinand has urged Man Utd not to join Philippe Coutinho transfer race.

Updated: 4 days ago

  • The ex-Liverpool midfielder has been constantly linked with a return move to the Premier League.

  • According to widespread reports, the Bluagranas are looking to offload the midfield playmaker, who is being monitored by a number of English clubs.

English clubs are monitoring Coutinho's situation. [Getty]

Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinad has told the Red Devils they do not need Philippe Coutinho's services.

According to widespread reports, the Bluagranas are looking to offload the midfield playmaker, whose situation is being monitored by a few of Premier League clubs.

The ex-Liverpool star Coutinho looks to be heading back to the Nou Camp this summer after struggling to impress at Bundesliga club Bayern Munich, who have the option to sign him permanently from the Spanish giants. "At Liverpool he was an amazing player, but since he left Liverpool he hasn’t really done it yet," Ferdinand said in an Instagram Q&A on Monday. "He struggled at Barcelona, struggled to fit in there and then he hasn’t done amazingly well at Bayern.

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"I think he is a great player, a huge talent, I think he needs saving. Coming into the Premier League to the right team would be a saviour for him, he needs that. "I would have said Man United before Bruno Fernandes turned up, but not now." The former Leeds United centre-back reckons the 27-year-old might be a good fit for Tottenham.

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"Would he improve Spurs? Yes he would, 100 percent," he added. "People like [Harry] Kane, Dele [Alli], Son [Heung-Min] etc. all feed off someone like him. "I think he would be a great addition to Spurs’ squad. Arsenal he would definitely improve them, but where does he play in their system? "They’ve got Ozil. I like Ozil if he is played well. "Barely any team can afford him where he would fit in. He wouldn’t fit into [Man] City, Liverpool, not any teams like that." Ferdinand added: "Would he be a good addition, yes? Not Man United though, and he played for Liverpool so it is a difficult one. The rivalry is mad."

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