Some Tottenham fans on social media have been left rather divided over whether it would make sense for the North Londoners to sign Philippe Coutinho.
There have been plenty of rumours regarding Tottenham’s pursuit of Coutinho over the past month.
Reports from Spain indicate that Spurs are competing with Chelsea for the midfielder’s signature, with the Catalan giants said to be desperate to sell the former Liverpool star this summer (Sport).
While some reports have claimed that Tottenham are looking to sign the Brazilian on loan (Football Insider), a permanent transfer has also been suggested as a possibility by Sport (via Sport Witness).
Some Spurs fans have since urged Daniel Levy to do everything in his power to sign the 27-year-old as they felt he would be the ideal replacement for Christian Eriksen.
However, others wondered if the money it would take to sign Coutinho would be better spent on other areas of the pitch.
Here’s how some fans reacted to the reports linking Tottenham with a move for the Barca star:
Come on Levy!
— Gazza 🧤 (@gazzaSZN) June 12, 2020
Brilliant purchase sick of these mediocre buys buy out a world class player who is gonna kick us on from the get go not someone who needs 1/2 years to develop by then our top players would move on and we will need to improve in that department and the cycle starts again
— shaan (@shaan_1189) June 12, 2020
Will never happen, but I would love it if we did.
— Chris Cartwright (@weirdscience) June 10, 2020
This is one of the few transfer stories that I hope is true 🤞
— The Pistol from Bristol (@pistolpete303) June 10, 2020
Mourinho 433 with a midfield and attack of:
Coutinho Kane Son
Ramsey Ndombele Lo Celso
Unbelievably good that
— James (@JamessTottenham) June 14, 2020
For that kind of money we could afford both cdm and rb and pay their wages. I find Dele Alli a man that can do the same job as Coutinho.
— PataTHFC (@CroPata) June 10, 2020
Is he too similar to options we already have? I personally would rather a marquee DCM.
— John (@Jonatronic01) June 10, 2020
Er,are we planning on playing with 25 midfielders next season then?
— Scott (@scottiej1972) June 10, 2020
Spurs Web Opinion
Given the financial pressures we are under and the substantial risk the Coutinho transfer represents, I cannot see us signing the 27-year-old permanently, even if Barca slash his price. A loan deal with an option to buy seems like the only possible way we would be willing to do a deal.
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