Spurs fans on Twitter have been reacting to the latest report on former Liverpool ace Philippe Coutinho.
According to Football Insider (via Sport) the North London club would have to offer the Brazilian €222,000 (£197k) a week in order to seal a loan deal for the Barcelona man this summer. The report also suggests that the midfielder’s agent, Kia Joorabchian, has contacted clubs to try and find him a new side, with Spurs a potential option for the 27-year-old this summer.
With Barcelona potentially facing financial difficulties, it is perhaps no surprise that the Catalan club are keen to move the former Liverpool man on this summer, although whether that’s on a permanent deal or an expensive loan deal is yet to be decided. The La Liga giants signed the playmaker from Jurgen Klopp’s side in 2018 in an eye-watering £142 million deal, although his time there has not exactly gone to plan, with Coutinho featuring just 76 times, contributing 21 goals and 11 assists (per Transfermarkt).
Is Coutinho a worthwhile signing for Spurs?
Reaction from Spurs fans to the report on Coutinho can be seen in the tweets below.
Would add quality to the squad no brainer
— Simon (@officialsmoody) May 31, 2020
Bergwijn and Son in wingers and this man would be great playmaker for us
— Pasi Virtala (@PasiVirtala) May 31, 2020
If that’s the case I’m sure Harry will be knocking on Levy’s door asking for more money…
— Jms srts (@JmsSrts) May 31, 2020
One fan suggested that the Brazilian international would be a great replacement for Christian Eriksen, with the Danish international having completed a move to Inter from Spurs in the January transfer window.
Would be a good replacement for Eriksen imo
— Benn Grimes (@BennGrimes) May 31, 2020
PLEASE. With Lo Celso and Kane. Wow
— Alan Lazarus (@ABLkidlazar) May 31, 2020
People who don’t want him would be unreal for us
— TomMarston (@tom_marston) May 31, 2020
Another fan commented that he was surprised some fans wouldn’t want the Lilywhites to sign Coutinho this summer, whilst also suggesting that the former Liverpool man is way ahead of the likes of Dele Alli and Giovani Lo Celso.
Imagine spurs fans saying he wouldn’t get in our starting 11. Come on guys he is streets ahead of what we have in midfield. Far better player then dele and lo celso and premiership proven
— Ricky Tanner (@ImmortalTanz) May 31, 2020
An absolute no brainer
— Matt Watts (@watts_matt) May 31, 2020
Other Spurs fans did buck the trend by suggesting that the 27-year-old wouldn’t be a good signing for Jose Mourinho’s side this summer.
Honestly don’t want him. He’s not consistent. & Not worth wasting loan position & wage payment.
— Abhi THFC (@abhispurs) May 31, 2020
We don’t need more MF like that – a CDM or full backs needed more…
We can score, can’t defend
— Bevers (@bevers1959) May 31, 2020
Overall, it seems as if a lot of Spurs fans would love to see their club sign Coutinho this summer and will be hoping that Mourinho can convince him to return to the Premier League.