Clubs that could sign Barca outcast Philippe Coutinho
Former Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho moved to Barcelona in January 2018 for a whopping a £142m deal. However, he lasted another season to have made 76 appearances in total, besides scoring 21 goals. Coutinho was signed by Bayern Munich in a loan deal last summer. However, the Brazilian could seek a permanent move elsewhere in the summer. Here's more.
Bayern Munich could make Coutinho's loan deal permanent
Coutinho scored nine goals in 32 appearances for the Bundesliga club in 2019-20, before the coronavirus pandemic brought a stop to all sport. As per reports, Bayern can sign the player for €120m this summer. Although the Bavarians aren't willing to pay so much for Coutinho, they can persuade Barcelona to perhaps lower the sum and get hold of him.
Chelsea have opened talks with Coutinho: Reports
According to Spanish outlet Sport, Premier League giants Chelsea are interested in signing Coutinho. The player is believed to be available for £80m and the Blues are in talks to get hold of him in order to bolster their squad. With Neymar and Lautaro Martinez being top targets for Barca, the sale of Coutinho could open up funds. Chelsea lead the race so far.
Coutinho can add an added dimension for Spurs
Tottenham Hotspur have been affected badly by some signings that failed to produce substance on the pitch. In Coutinho, the club gets a seasoned player, who can be the creative force alongside Dele Alli. Spurs are believed to be interested in landing Coutinho and are weighing possibilities. Coutinho has plenty of Premier League experience and manager Jose Mourinho will want to spice things up.
Arsenal can make a decisive move for Coutinho
London giants Arsenal are also linked with a move for Coutinho, besides Chelsea and Spurs. Mikel Arteta's side need someone who can bring in that element of spark. Coutinho can be a mainstay in this Arsenal side and contribute to the attacking force. Arsenal are developing under Arteta and a player like Coutinho's caliber can spark things.