Tottenham Hotspur do not have an agreement in place to be able to trigger a deal to sign Philippe Coutinho for €40million (£33.5million), Barcelona sources have confirmed to Sport.

The Catalan newspaper have today in their print edition released a story on the Brazilian playmaker in which they clear up the situation about previous speculation circulating which may have suggested Spurs have the same option as Aston Villa.

Today’s edition of Sport (11/03/2022)

Coutinho completed a Villa on loan during the January transfer window which also includes the option for Steven Gerrard’s side to secure his signature on a permanent basisin the summer (Sky Sports).

Sport’s article claims that there was interest from Tottenham in the former Liverpool playmaker during January and it has not been ruled out that they could make an approach at the end of the season, however, this would be based on fresh negotiations taking place along with the prospect of Coutinho snubbing a switch to Villa Park.

Coutinho was linked with a move to Tottenham back in 2019 while Mauricio Pochettino was still in charge but decided to end their interest in the possibility of a loan deal (BBC).

SpursWeb Opinion

Coutinho would have been a brilliant signing for Tottenham in January given the current lack of creativity in the side, apart from Harry Kane.

The 29-year-old has already started to remind people of how effective he can be in the Premier League having scored four goals and provided three assists in just eight top flight outings for Villa (transfermarkt).

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