The supposed collapsed deal involving Philippe Coutinho to Spurs was not down to personal reasons, according to the Brazilian’s agent, Kia Joorabchian.
According to reports previously (Record), Coutinho had apparently agreed on terms to sign with Spurs last summer.
However, the deal collapsed late and Spurs were left to pursue other deals. And this week, further reports have claimed that the deal may have fallen through due to wage demands and a clash with Daniel Levy.
But Coutinho’s agent, Kia Joorabchian, has claimed that this is not the case.
“Phillipe Coutinho has no personal issue with Daniel Levy and claims otherwise are totally false,” Joorabchian said. (Daily Mail)
“The deal did not collapse due to financial reasons.”
Coutinho had originally rose to prominence during a spell with Liverpool in the Premier League. But his form was so good that it attracted Barcelona, who parted with a reported £142m for his services. (BBC)
However, his form was not the same for the Spanish giants. Subsequently, Coutinho moved to Bayern Munich after just a year in Spain.
Spurs, along with other Premier League clubs, are thought to be admirers of the Brazilian.
Hard to believe, despite the claims – TBR View
Not to question the statement from Coutinho’s agent or discount it, but it wouldn’t be surprising if this deal did collapse due to money.
Coutinho is thought to be on wages of over £200k a week at Barcelona according to various sources.
That sort of money is out of Spurs’ league in the main. Other than Harry Kane, it’s hard to see the London club paying that sort of money for Coutinho.
In a way, it’s probably a good thing for Spurs that they didn’t sign him. Coutinho’s form has been patchy to say the least so maybe, just maybe, they got a lucky escape anyway.