Agent reveals rumoured Spurs target would be keen on Premier League return

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Dom Le Roy

Barcelona midfielder Philippe Coutinho likely love a return to the Premier League, the midfielder’s agent has revealed amidst speculation linking the Brazilian with several clubs including Tottenham.

Coutinho has spent the 2019/20 campaign on loan at Bayern Munich, but reports suggest that the Bundesliga giants are not keen on taking up the option to sign him permanently in the summer (The Mirror).

Tottenham also reportedly tried to sign the 27-year-old last summer but Sport (via Sport Witness) claimed that the deal fell through in the last moment due to financial reasons.

Coutinho’s agent, Kia Joorabchian has since denied that the collapse of Coutinho’s transfer to North London had anything to do with finances (Daily Mail).

Joorabchian has now admitted that he supports Tottenham’s North London rivals, Arsenal but insisted his allegiances will not impact the negotiations over Coutinho’s transfer this summer.

While he said that he former Liverpool star would love to return to England, Joorabchian admitted that any transfer will depend on how clubs’ financial situations will be affected by the coronavirus shutdown.

Speaking to Sky Sports, the Barcelona star’s agent said: “The fact I’m an Arsenal supporter is not a secret. I don’t have any preference where the players go. I don’t try to push someone to one club or another. Everything is a possibility.

“After the Champions League game he played in England we had a long chat about it. The Premier League is something that he has always enjoyed playing in, and loved playing in, and would probably love to come back and play in.

“The question is what are going to be the financial conditions of all the clubs, including Barcelona and all the Premier League clubs at the end of this pandemic.”

Spurs Web Opinion

This is not a transfer I can see materialising unless Barcelona considerably drop their asking price. I expect this transfer saga to drag on until the end of the window as clubs will be waiting for the Catalans to drop their price knowing full well that they will be keen to get Coutinho off their wage bill.

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