As per an update by Spanish news outlet Mundo Deportivo, there has been a promising update as Tottenham Hotspur’s links to Barcelona playmaker Philippe Coutinho continue.
The Lowdown: Spurs eye attacker move?
Since the departure of former club favourite and long-serving midfield creator Christian Eriksen, there is certainly a case to be made that Tottenham have severely missed his presence.
Juventus ace Dejan Kulusevski, who can operate as an advanced playmaker, is on Fabio Paratici’s transfer list whilst the Lilywhites have also been linked with Man United outcast Jesse Lingard and Coutinho.
In an update on the latter target, Mundo Deportivo have now dropped a fairly encouraging claim.
The Latest: Coutinho ‘would choose’ Tottenham…
As per their information, it cannot be ruled out that Barca may sell Coutinho ‘in the coming days’ as they work to find him a new club.
Indeed, the Brazil international is apparently ‘already’ eyeing an exit and is ‘receiving offers’ – but is it believed the 29-year-old ‘would choose’ Tottenham over fellow suitors Newcastle United.
The Verdict: Get it done Paratici?
There is little denying that the midfielder comes with plenty of pedigree having already dazzled for ex-club Liverpool in England.
Coutinho managed a brilliant 54 goals and 45 assists in all competitions for the Reds over his 201 appearances, highlighting the fact he is a proven Premier League player, while compatriot Roberto Firmino has even called him ‘magical’ and ‘phenomenal’ (Goal).
This is almost double the salary of Tottenham’s highest earners Harry Kane and Tanguy Ndombele with the South American almost certainly having to accept a big wage reduction if he wishes to seal a north London move.
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