Inter duo Philippe Coutinho & McDonald Mariga set for exits to Espanyol & Parma

The Kenyan spent five months at Real Sociedad and could be on his way to his old club, while the Brazilian youngster will join the Catalan side in search of first team football


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Inter midfielder McDonald Mariga has returned to the San Siro club following his loan to Real Sociedad.

The Kenya international made 18 appearances during his five-month spell at Estadio Anoeta, but has now returned to the Italian club, which he joined from Parma in 2010.

However, the 24-year-old will not be at the Lombardy side for long, with his agent confirming that he will soon be back at Parma.

"All Parma fans can rest easy," Federico Pastorello wrote on his Twitter page, "Mariga's announcement at Parma is imminent!"

Another player on the way out from Inter is Philippe Coutinho, who will officially join Espanyol on loan for the remainder of the season at 16.00CET, the Spanish club have confirmed.

"I will go Espanyol on loan for five months," the 19-year-old announced to Sky Sport 24.

Following the weekend's 1-0 shock defeat to Lecce, Inter sit in fifth place in Serie A, three points away from the third Champions League spot.

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