Report: Spurs’ hopes of signing player could be scuppered by £240k-a-week wages

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur were reportedly keen on bringing Philippe Coutinho to North London last summer.

The Sun claimed that Mauricio Pochettino was left furious with the club’s failure to land the Brazilian international after Barcelona made him available for loan.

Pochettino had previously managed Coutinho when he brought the playmaker to Espanyol on loan from Inter Milan in 2012 where he played a key role in helping the La Liga outfit avoid relegation from the Spanish top flight.

Tottenham’s inability to get a deal over the line saw the former Liverpool player instead move to Bayern Munich until the end of the current campaign.

The Mirror recently reported that Spurs had moved ahead of Chelsea in the race to sign the 27-year-old ahead of the window reopening this summer.

Coutinho’s agent, Kia Joorabchian revealed the midfielder would be open to a return to the Premier League (Sky Sports).  

However, Bleacher Report that his £240,000-a-week wages could prove to be a significant stumbling block for many teams in the Premier League.

Harry Kane is Tottenham’s highest earner with a weekly salary of £200,000 as part of the club’s strict wage structure (The Sun).

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