Report: Spurs face competition from Liverpool for £77m-rated player

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur could reignite their interest in Barcelona midfielder Philippe Coutinho according to reports.

The Express claim that Coutinho has been told he is free to leave Barcelona permenantly in the summer.

Spurs were linked with a move for the Brazilian last summer (Don Balon) but he instead ended up joining Bayern Munich on a season long loan.

Although he has done well recently during his spell in Germany having notched up six goals and providing six assists in eighteen league appearances so far (transfermarket), it is suggested that Bayern will not take up the £102 million option to sign Coutinho permenantly.

Barcelona are now reportedly ready to sell the 27-year-old for a cut-price deal of £77 million in the summer.

Tottenham are said to be interested in signing the former Liverpool star but they might face considerable competition for his signature with the likes of Manchester United, Chelsea and Manchester City also said to be keen on landing him, along with the Anfield outfit.

Spurs Web Opinion

I felt last summer that Coutinho would have been a good replacement for Christian Eriksen but I am not convinced that he is worth the price being suggested. There is much more value in the market out there if we are prepared to look for younger talents. I would much rather spend around £45-£60 million on Grealish than £77 million on Coutinho.

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