The Spanish outlet reported that Jose Mourinho is not considering a move for the Brazilian as Daniel Levy has decided his wage demands are too high.
Coutinho has spent the past season on loan at Bayern Munich but Karl-Heinz Rummenigge recently announced that the Bundesliga club do not plan to sign him permanently.
A number of English clubs have been monitoring Coutinho but it seems his price is beyond Mourinho’s reach. He reportedly earns around €15m per year, which equates to £13.46m, making him more expensive than the club’s top earner Harry Kane in the process.
While the playmaker has largely failed to rediscover the form that saw him win Liverpool’s Player of the Year in 2015, he has still managed to score 21 goals and create 11 assists in 76 appearances for the Blaugrana. The 27-year-old has won La Liga twice with the Spanish giants, although he lost his place in the starting lineup to Antoine Griezmann once Quique Setien assumed control.
Moreover, he is surely an upgrade on the midfield options available to Mourinho at the moment, as he has a higher statistical rating than the likes of Tanguy Ndombele and Giovani Lo Celso, via WhoScored.
Nevertheless, it appears Levy has made up his mind, although it remains to be seen if he will regret this decision in the future. The Spurs chairman previously missed out on signing Paulo Dybala after failing to agree terms with the player’s representatives.
Scroll down through some of the scathing reactions below…
We'll never win a trophy with daniel levy running the club
— ' (@jcollinsthfc) May 31, 2020
Classic Levy and he wonders why we are all sick of him pic.twitter.com/vDEsjssbva
— John Mac (@chumbamac) May 31, 2020
Another huge mistake by Levy following Dybala
Coutinho good enough for Liverpool but not for us
— Alan Lazarus (@ABLkidlazar) May 31, 2020
— Tom Ball (@DesignBally) May 31, 2020
😂😂😂 as if our tight owner would contemplate spending any real money on a world class player, whilst enic and levy own us there’s zero chance of any real success on the pitch
— Andy THFC (@AndyTHFC14) May 31, 2020
Levy needs to go hes like a door stopper preventing us going forward
— DAVSPURS (@davspurs) June 1, 2020
Imagine my shock that we ended our interest of signing a genuine quality player because wages were too high or the club demanded too much. Only with ENIC this happens
— mikinrin90 (@mikinrin90) June 1, 2020
— Dor Liond (@DorLiond) May 31, 2020
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