Supporters of Tottenham Hotspur have gushed over a transfer report regarding Barcelona’s Brazilian attacker, Philippe Coutinho.
According to Catalan outlet ARA, as cited by Sport, Barcelona want to sell the former Liverpool man before 24th January.
Supposedly, Ronald Koeman’s side want to trim their wage bill, and with Coutinho being one of the club’s highest earners, he is in line to make an exit.
During the summer transfer window, Jose Mourinho’s outfit was linked with the Brazilian (per The Mirror) and it has been claimed elsewhere that this report from ARA states they have put the north London club on alert.
This was then picked up by Last Word On Spurs, which has relayed the claim on Twitter.
So, what did these Spurs fans have to say about the transfer report on Philippe Coutinho?
?[ARA] | Barcelona's interim board are ready to green-light the sale of Philippe Coutinho next month with Tottenham Hotspur now on high-alert.
— Last Word On Spurs? (@LastWordOnSpurs) December 19, 2020
If this is reliable get him asap
— DT_COYS (@DtCoys) December 19, 2020
Get it done Levy!
— hh9909 (@thech9909) December 19, 2020
Coutinho has until the summer of 2023 left on his current contract with Barcelona and a market value of £54m, according to Transfermarkt.
Would you want Spurs to sign Philippe Coutinho?
No, he's not worth it
Yes, he's a class player
— Eashan (@EashN17) December 19, 2020
GET HIM INN
— AK THFC (@LlorisFC) December 19, 2020
MAKE THIS HAPPEN!!!!!!!
— Justin Coda (@JJcoda) December 19, 2020
So far this season, Coutinho has made nine La Liga appearances for Koeman’s side, in which he has scored two goals and provided two assists (per WhoScored).
His performances over the nine outings have earned him a fairly respectable 6.87/10 average rating, making him Barcelona’s seventh-best performer in the league.
— #Jose #Bergwjinout (@josespurs14) December 19, 2020
— Tom Parker (@TParkerOfficial) December 19, 2020
As can be seen in these responses from Spurs supporters, many of them were keen to see Mourinho’s side bring the Brazilian attacker to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.