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Report: Tottenham offered Philippe Coutinho with Arsenal ‘not interested’

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Report: Tottenham offered Philippe Coutinho with Arsenal ‘not interested’

Tottenham Hotspur have supposedly been offered Barcelona playmaker Philippe Coutinho.

ESPN are reporting that sources have told them Arsenal are not interested in the Brazilian as was claimed on Tuesday afternoon (L’Equipe), and that he is actually more likely to join Spurs.

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He has also been offered to Manchester United, but the north Londoners are a ‘more likely’ destination.

Barca are keen to offload the former Liverpool ace this summer after he struggled to adapt at the Nou Camp following his big-money move in January 2018.

Coutinho has frequently been linked with a move away from the Catalan giants, having had difficulty fitting into Ernesto Valverde’s system and being booed at times by his own supporters.

 

TBR’s view

With ESPN saying Arsenal have never been interested in the 27-year-old, it could be that there is a straight fight between Spurs and United for the South American technician.

Christian Eriksen could still leave the club in the next two days, and that could pave the way for Daniel Levy to land Coutinho.

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Bruno Fernandes and Giovani Lo Celso are both still being linked with moves to Tottenham, so in theory the club would need to fail there in order to have any real need for Coutinho.

It would be a brilliant coup by Levy were he to actually make a deal happen – one would imagine it would be a loan given this late stage of the English window.

Coutinho hasn’t become a bad player overnight and would surely flourish in an ‘Eriksen role’ in Spurs’ system.

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