Speaking live on Sky Sports (via Football Daily), reporter Rob Dorsett has shared some ‘breaking’ Tottenham Hotspur transfer news involving Barcelona playmaker Philippe Coutinho.
The Lowdown: Spurs eye Coutinho move?
According to some reports over this last week, the La Liga attacker is firmly on Tottenham’s radar as transfer chief Fabio Paratici aims to back manager Antonio Conte in the winter market.
Indeed, Mundo Deportivo first claimed that the Brazil international ‘would choose’ a move to north London over fellow suitors Newcastle United.
Soon after, El Nacional shared an update that Spurs are willing to table a £16.7 million bid to sign Coutinho this month as Barca president Joan Laporta seeks a buyer, even adding that the Catalan giants may be forced to cash in due to their financial troubles and the fact nobody will meet their asking price.
The Latest: Sky reporter shares live TV news…
Now, as per Dorsett, speaking on Sky Sports (via Football Daily), there has been an update as the reliable broadcaster’s journalist backs Tottenham’s interest with what he’s been told on Thursday.
Shedding light on the alleged six Premier League sides eyeing a move for the 29-year-old, he explained:
“A bit of breaking news for you, if you like, we’re still checking this one out, but Arsenal, Spurs and Newcastle I’ve been told this morning are three clubs amongst those six that are also interested in Philippe Coutinho.”
The Verdict: Get it done?
It is no secret that Spurs have missed Christian Eriksen’s influence as a playmaker since his 2020 departure to Inter, so it is no surprise to us that the Lilywhites are weighing Coutinho.
The South American is a proven player in the English top flight, having enjoyed a prolific spell at Liverpool before his switch to La Liga, and we believe he could genuinely be an astute purchase depending on Barca’s and Coutinho’s demands.
His £380,000-per-week wages could be a stumbling block but Laporta’s eagerness to shift the player could gift Tottenham an advantage in negotiations as they have already been linked with a cut price offer.
This will certainly be interesting to follow but, if Paratici can get it done, it would be a real boost for Conte, adding a player who has racked up 41 goals and 37 assists in 152 previous Premier League appearances.
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