Former Spurs star Michael Brown feels Tottenham target Philippe Coutinho would be a “magnificent signing” if he moves to North London this summer.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the player-turned-pundit insisted Coutinho would be a perfect fit for Jose Mourinho’s side.
The Brazilian has spent the season on loan at Bayern Munich but Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has made it clear the Bundesliga club do not intend to sign him permanently.
Last month, the outlet reported Barcelona are looking to offload the 27-year-old in the transfer window.
His parent club are keen to get rid of the midfielder to free up space in the club and reduce their wage bill.
Football Insider previously revealed they can sign the superstar for a loan fee of around £8m, as long as they cover his salary which is worth more than £200,000-a-week.
Brown told the site “It just depends on what the total is – you can dress the deal up however you want regarding finances – for example, what are the wages?
“There might be an £8million loan fee but half the wages – you can’t be fully sure what that deal might be – but would he be a Spurs-type player? I think we all know the answer to that.
“I think he would be a great fit, great excitement. It just depends on what way Mourinho wants to play.
“Would he want to play for Mourinho in the Spurs setup? I think he would. He’d like a return to the Premier League, the Premier League’s exciting, and it would be a magnificent signing.”
It is hard to argue with Brown on this one, despite the fact Coutinho has struggled to hit the same heights he enjoyed with Liverpool.
After arriving at the Nou Camp from Anfield in 2018, the playmaker has made 76 appearances for Barca, scoring 21 goals in all competitions.
He has notably won La Liga twice, although he lost his place to Antoine Griezmann after Quique Setien took charge.
Nevertheless, the midfielder has reminded fans of his obvious class during his time with the Bavarians, bagging 8 goals and 6 assists in the Bundesliga this season, taking 2.6 shots per game, making 1.4 key passes, and completing 1.5 dribbles on average (WhoScored).
While he is yet to hit the same vein of form that saw him win Liverpool’s Player of the Year back in 2015, he would surely be an upgrade on Mourinho’s current midfield options.
As it stands, his experience could prove vital as Spurs look to hunt for trophies next season. Moreover, he could act as a mentor to some of the younger members of the squad on-and-off the pitch, which will benefit the club in the future.
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