Aston Villa’s Philippe Coutinho has told Sport that he’s unclear where his future will lie beyond this season.

Last summer, the Villans let the 31-year-old join Qatari side Al-Duhail on a  loan deal.

Injuries have restricted the Aston Villa owned player to less than 800 minutes of action for Al-Duhail.

The attacking midfielder will have to return to Villa Park at the end of this season, where he still has a contract that lasts until 2026. The Brazilian is enjoying life in the Middle East and also insisted that Qatari football has surprised him.

Coutinho was then asked what will happen with Aston Villa, after his loan spell at Al-Duhail.

He said: “Don’t know. I just want to live in the moment, enjoy my teammates, my team [Al-Duhail], help them as much as I can and enjoy football here.”

Unai Emery hasn’t been keen on Coutinho at Aston Villa and unless the coach were to change his stance, the Brazilian’s future is likely to be away from Villa Park.

The South American played alongside Lionel Messi at Barcelona, and the latter is currently at Inter Miami. Sport asked the former Liverpool star whether he would like to reunite with the Argentine in MLS.

Responding to that, Coutinho explained: “As I told you, I only think about the moment. I want to be well, prepare well, play good games, and enjoy football. We never know what will happen in the future.

“My name always appears in the newspapers where they talk in all kinds of ways, good, bad. I try not to look at them and I am only concerned with doing my job well and enjoying myself.”