Philippe Coutinho has finally made peace with the fact that his Barcelona days are over as he reportedly gave the green signal to leave.
Frequent injuries and inconsistencies have damaged Coutinho’s time at Barcelona and he understands the club no longer needs his services. Although the player himself has no problem returning to the Premier League but the numbers he wants to stop the negotiations.
Coutinho’s agents work closely with the work being done, but overspending may disrupt any transaction at once. Brazilian representatives have not yet commented on the status quo but so far no party proposal has been tabled.
Meanwhile, Coutinho is also exploring the possibility of a loan move as it is the year of the World Cup and hopes to secure a place in Brazil’s first team for the event.
Cadena Ser says Arsenal and Newcastle United are interested, but the Brazilian would like to go to the latest. Then there was the reported interest from Tottenham.
None of the aforementioned clubs have made any move from today and Barcelona are looking to avoid any chaos at the last minute at the end of the January transfer window.
According to The Mirror, Arsenal are looking for Coutinho on a six-month loan with a summer transfer fee of £ 5 million, plus extensions. And although he is willing to pay his £ 200,000-a-week salary, Barcelona are demanding a permanent deal worth £ 7.5m immediately. If negotiations break down, Atletico Mineiro and Brazil’s Palmeiras are waiting in the shadows.
Coutinho has many fans not only in Europe but also in his native South America. However, playing with numbers seems a bit daunting.