Italian football journalist Fabrizio Romano recently appeared on an episode of The Beautiful Game Podcast, to discuss some of the biggest transfer rumours from this summer.
One topic of conversation on the recent episode was Barcelona outcast Philippe Coutinho. The former Liverpool man looks to be completely surplus to requirements at the La Liga side, who are seemingly desperate to move him on this summer due to their financial problems. It has been reported recently that the player’s agent, Kia Joorabchian, had suggested that there is genuine interest from Premier League clubs in the Brazilian.
Here’s what Romano had to say about the possibility of Coutinho joining Spurs this summer:
“He has been offered to Arsenal from his agents, and the same was for Tottenham some weeks ago. At the moment, Tottenham have not decided to make a bid for Coutinho.”
Romano confirms that both Arsenal and Spurs have been offered the chance to sign the 28-year-old this summer, although it seems as if Spurs are unwilling to make a bid at this moment in time. Considering the performances Coutinho produced in both Champions League games against Spurs in the most recent campaign; earning an 8.01 rating in the away game, and an 8.95 rating in the home win, you could argue that the North London club would seriously be missing out if they didn’t at least try and sign the former Inter midfielder this summer.
Do you think Spurs should at least consider a move for Coutinho?
It will be interesting to see if the Lilywhites do consider a bid for the Barcelona man later in the window, but judging from the reported fee that the Catalan club are demanding, it would perhaps be a surprise to see Daniel Levy sanction a move, especially in the current economic climate.