Report: Tottenham willing to meet midfielder’s bumper £380k salary 

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According to El Nacional, Tottenham Hotspur are willing to match Philippe Coutinho’s current salary at Barcelona in order to bring the attacking midfielder to North London this month.

Mundo Deportivo (via Sport Witness) revealed two weeks ago that Tottenham and Newcastle had both expressed an interest in bringing Coutinho back to the Premier League in January.

The report asserted that the Brazilian was open to the idea of joining Spurs but was not keen on a move to the Magpies. 

El Nacional have also revealed that Coutinho has no intention of moving to St James’ Park as he views it as a ‘backwards step’ in his career. 

The report explains that Barca are keen to get their 29-year-old’s £380,000 per week salary off their wage bill. It is asserted that the Catalan club are willing to take a huge loss on the midfielder and sell him for just €20m (£16.8m). 

Antonio Conte is said to be keen on adding a creative midfielder to his squad and Tottenham are allegedly willing to match Coutinho’s salary at Barcelona.

However, the report adds that the former Liverpool man’s agent has ‘very good connections’ in England and is also exploring the possibility of a transfer to Everton or Arsenal.

Spurs Web Opinion

Coutinho strikes me as a typical Everton signing – a player who is now past his best and on big wages. Given his struggles over the last three years, he would be a hugely risking signing for Spurs.

In fact, I think Dele and Lo Celso are better fits for Conte’s style of play than Coutinho as the Brazilian’s work off the ball leaves a lot to be desired.

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  1. Coutinho is not a very loyal player. Not reliable physically.
    Of course Dele and Lo Celso are better and must not be sold or loaned.


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