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Tottenham Hotspur: Report shares promising Philippe Coutinho update

Tottenham Hotspur: Report shares promising Philippe Coutinho update -Tottenham Hotspur Transfer Rumours

According to a report by El Nacional, there has been another update on Tottenham Hotspur’s pursuit of Barcelona attacker Philippe Coutinho.

The Lowdown: Coutinho would chose Spurs…

In recent days, links between the Brazil international and Spurs have been heating up as Premier League clubs make approaches to sign the 29-year-old – with reliable reporter Fabrizio Romano confirming that he is indeed ‘open and prepared to leave Barça’ (Twitter).

While Romano namedrops Aston Villa as suitors specifically, there are also three unnamed English top flight sides in the mix (Twitter) and Tottenham have been linked through other sources.

Mundo Deportivo recently threw both Newcastle and the Lilywhites into the mix for Coutinho’s signature and it is believed the attacker ‘would choose’ Tottenham over the North East outfit.

The Latest: El Nacional share update…

According to El Nacional, it is believed that Tottenham are prepared to make a €20 million (£16.7m) offer to sign the former Bayern Munich man this month.

This comes as manager Antonio Conte personally plots to ‘get him out’ of Barca as Catalans president Joan Laporta is ‘forced to negotiate with Tottenham’.

In an enticing claim, the report also says that Barcelona’s chief will have ‘no choice but to accept’ Tottenham’s proposal given that no side wants to pay their original demand of €40m.

The Verdict: Encouraging update…

As Barcelona seek to rid themselves of Coutinho’s £380,000-per-week salary and shave their sky high wage bill, news of Tottenham having the most leeway in negotiations comes as encouraging.

The former Liverpool star is a proven player in England’s top flight and an experienced international with 63-caps for Brazil, marking him out as someone who could inject real creativity into Conte’s side.

His ex-Anfield teammate, Glen Johnson, speaking via The Sport Bible, lavished the midfield ace as a ‘sensational player’ and ‘unbelievable’ recently – all whilst claiming Coutinho possesses ‘one of the best football brains you’ll see’.

He could be exactly what Spurs need in the final third as Conte aims to guide his new team to a top four finish.

In other news: ‘Expect an announcement’…Insider hopeful of big Tottenham news in ‘the next few days’, find out more here.

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