According to Mundo Deportivo, Tottenham Hotspur is interested in acquiring the services of Philippe Coutinho for next season with the aim of strengthening its squad in order to fight for the Premier League title.
The North London team is studying different formulas to be able to incorporate the Brazilian, who does not enter the club's plans for next season and who would be an ideal sale to lower the salary mass of the first team.
The problem is that Tottenham has other important signings in their sights, they have just closed the incorporation of Cuti Romero at 50 million euros, to renew their squad and they would not have much money to make a large investment for Coutinho. The possibility that they request a loan with a compulsory purchase option at the end of the season is handled. Barcelona could not have many buts in the operation.
Nuno Espírito Santo is a fan of the Brazilian, who would fit perfectly with his idea of a more reactive game and quick attacks. Besides that it would be a signing that would give an individual quality leap to his squad compared to the rest of the names he has for the same position.
On the other hand, Barcelona wants to get out of it to be able to accommodate their accounts, lower the salary mass and register their new signings against La Liga, without forgetting that they have not yet managed to finalize the continuity of Lionel Messi, despite the fact that they already have an agreement with him at the contractual level.
Everything seems to indicate that it is a matter of hours for Coutinho to leave Barcelona, who will not be able to receive even half of what he invested for the Brazilian at the time. An error from the previous board that has caused many problems for the club today.
The 3 players who have the key to Messi's gate
The key in the renewal of Leo Messi depends on the departure of these 3 players, who are placed in the market, but at the moment there is no agreement for any, the gate of Messi will be opened for him to sign if at least two of these players leave the club:
- Philippe Coutinho : the Brazilian had proposals from Everton and Arsenal but recent news suggest Tottenham looks most favourite to sign him. His destiny seems to continue pointing to the Premier League, but the offers do not meet what Barça want. The South American could allow the renewal of Messi if he ends up leaving as soon as possible.
- Antoine Griezmann : with Manchester City as the main destination for the French striker once the Atlético de Madrid option is over, what is clear is that the Frenchman is one of the highest salary chips and his place seems to be occupied by Memphis Depay.
- Samuel Umtiti : the Frenchman's physical performance is so deplorable that a very minimal start is the only option for the Blaugrana team. The former Olympique de Lyon player would be the sixth defender of the culé team and takes high salary as well, so leaving is an obligation for the Catalan team.
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