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As £104m Barcelona signing edges closer, Tottenham should plan Nou Camp raid for Philippe Coutinho

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As £104m Barcelona signing edges closer, Tottenham should plan Nou Camp raid for Philippe Coutinho

The Brazilian is set to leave the Nou Camp this summer.

Tottenham Hotspur will go in search of some new players this summer as they bid to maintain their stranglehold on the Premier League’s top four.

Spurs reached the Champions League Final last season – losing to Liverpool – and the next aim is to get closer to the Premier League’s top two.

Mauricio Pochettino hasn’t signed a player since January 2018 when he took Lucas Moura from PSG.

That will change during the current transfer window.

A stellar recruit or two wouldn’t go amiss and the situation at Barcelona should intrigue Tottenham.

Antoine Griezmann is edging closer to his £104 million move to the club from Atletico Madrid, according to The Guardian.

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For Barca that could mean that some players need to leave to balance the books.

The Mirror has claimed that Philippe Coutinho could leave the Nou Camp this summer and Spurs should be interested in the forward.

 

The Brazilian has lost his way in Spain and AS have reported that £86 million could be his valuation this summer.

Spurs would be bolstered no end by the 27-year-old and he would prove a quality addition.

At £86 million and on £200k-a-week (Total Sportek), he will probably be out of Spurs’ price range.

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The Catalan giants might be willing to take a hit on the ex-Liverpool man, however, given how far he has fallen out of favour at the club.

If Spurs can tempt them into a cheaper deal, or even a loan, it would represent a real coup for the club.

Moving to Spurs would allow Coutinho to play regularly and revive his career.

There is also every possibility that he could have Pochettino’s side challenging for silverware in the coming years.

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