Arsenal and Tottenham are reportedly looking to pounce for Philippe Coutinho if Aston Villa fail to sign the Barcelona superstar to a permanent deal.
According to SportsSteven Gerrard’s side have the first refusal to sign the Brazilian this summer, with Coutinho starring for Villa since joining the West Midlands club in the January transfer window, however, Arsenal and Tottenham remain interested the playmaker.
According to the report, the North London duo could pounce for the former Liverpool striker if Villa are unable to sign Coutinho beyond his current loan spell. Barcelona have signed the South American for a fee of £142million as by BBC Sportsbut the La Liga giants are ready to lose on those fees.
Reports say the Catalan side will sell Coutinho for as little as £35m as Barcelona aim to get rid of the 29-year-old, and if Villa are unable to sign their new talisman permanently, Arsenal and Tottenham could make moves for the Brazilian.
The Gunners have been linked with a move for Coutinho for years, with Unai Emery reportedly keen to bring the winger to north London in his second season with Arsenal, while Tottenham have been chasing the Premier League star for just as long.
With four goals and three assists since joining Villa in January, Coutinho has been key to Gerrard’s surge in the Premier League, and his form has now apparently caught the attention of Arsenal and the likes of Tottenham.
Villa must sign Coutinho as soon as possible with Arsenal and Tottenham interested
Coutinho has been nothing short of a sensation for Villa since joining at the start of the year, and the Villains will have to look to sign the striker on a permanent deal as soon as possible with Arsenal and Tottenham now looking to do so. a step.
Indeed, the Brazilian has been magical since returning to the Premier League, and at 29, Coutinho is reaching the height of his powers with Villa as Arsenal and Tottenham appear to have rekindled their interest in the superstar striker.
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