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‘If This Is True Then It’s So Disappointing’ ‘Nowhere Near Good Enough’ City Fans Debate Guardiola’s Snub Of Ex Liverpool Star

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola turned down the chance to sign Barcelona attacking midfielder Philippe Coutinho this summer, according to Marca.

It is believed that the player was offered to a number of clubs, including Arsenal, Manchester United and the Premier League champions, but it is said Guardiola was not interested in bringing the Brazilian to the Etihad Stadium.

Some supporters on Twitter are disappointed that City didn’t try to snap up Coutinho:

Others don’t believe he is good enough for the Manchester club, while some questioned where he would fit in:

Coutinho generally prefers playing off the left-wing, and with players like Raheem Sterling and Leroy Sane already in the squad, it is understandable that Guardiola wouldn’t have considered a move for the 27-year-old.

The former Liverpool player instead ended up at Bayern Munich. The Bundesliga giants have paid €8.5m to loan the playmaker with an option to buy next summer for €120m.