One transfer saga that looks set to unfold this summer regards Phillipe Coutinho and where he might end up ahead of the 20/21 campaign. One of his possible destinations is Arsenal, however any possible transfer has reached a stumbling block.
According to The Express, the Brazilian playmaker has reportedly asked the Gunners for more time to decide on his future after he has initially rejected a move to North London.
Coutinho looks to be on his way out of the Nou Camp and many clubs have been alerted by this news including fellow Premier League sides Tottenham Hotspur and Leicester.
The former Liverpool man has expressed his desire to return to England after he spent last season on loan at Bundesliga side Bayern Munich. He featured 34 times and scored nine goals whilst picking up eight assists, via Transfermarkt. He has also averaged 2.8 shots, 1.4 key passes and 1.6 successful dribbles a game, per WhoScored. This shows that Coutinho still possesses some of the great attacking threat which secured him the £130.5m move to Barcelona in the first place.
This attacking threat is something that Arsenal definitely are lacking, as German playmaker Mesut Ozil, who has the most key passes per game in the squad at 2.1, via WhoScored, seems to not be fancied by Mikel Arteta.
Ozil and Coutinho play in very similar positions and if Coutinho, who is valued at £50.40 million, can be as good as he was in the Premier League in the past where he managed 54 goals, it would feel like a very good signing for Arsenal to make if Arteta is not going to use Ozil.
Many Liverpool fans are also very keen on the attacking midfielder to return to Anfield and this highlights not only how good a player he is, but also how good a signing it could be for the Gunners.
However, if this latest update is anything to go by they may have to be patient if they are to land the Brazilian international.
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