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Report: Tottenham willing to pay Barcelona’s Philippe Coutinho wage demands

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Report: Tottenham willing to pay Barcelona’s Philippe Coutinho wage demands

Tottenham are one of several teams being linked with a move for the Brazilian midfielder.

Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly prepared to pay the wages necessary to bring Philippe Coutinho to the club, according to SPORT. 

Plenty of Premier League sides have been linked with a move for the Barcelona star this summer as it became clear current loan club Bayern Munich were not ready to fulfill their permanent option on the player. 

The likes of Chelsea, Arsenal, Manchester United and Newcastle United have all been credited with an interest in the mercurial Brazilian. 

However, any potential deal for Coutinho has often been cast into doubt by the financial demands of any deal. 

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As reported by Mundo Deportivo, Barcelona would be willing to loan out Coutinho for one season if teams pay a £9 million loan fee and his entire wages. 

 

Considering he is on a reported €220,000-a-week (£197,000-a-week) that is quite a significant amount. 

But according to SPORT, Tottenham have expressed to Barcelona a desire to pay those wages in order to bring Coutinho to the club. 

It would put Coutinho on par with Harry Kane and Tanguy Ndombele as the club’s best earners, although there have been rumours Tottenham could cut their losses on the Frenchman this summer.

The Brazilian could be an excellent addition to the Tottenham team and could act as a replacement for Christian Eriksen, who left Spurs for Inter Milan in January. 

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