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Report: Tottenham monitoring situation with Barcelona flop


Philippe Coutinho has become a headache for FC Barcelona over the years as the move for the Brazil international is a flop. Still, with high wages and no club willing to pay a fee for the player, the 29-year-old continues at the La Liga side.

Nonetheless, Barcelona wants to offload the player and rid themselves of Coutinho’s high wages of £200,000 a week. El Nacional reports that two teams are tracking the former Liverpool midfielder.

Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur keep their interest in the Brazilian player open. Nuno Espírito Santo’s squad needs someone to fill the creative shoes left behind when Cristian Eriksen left for Inter Milan.

Coutinho is also familiar with the Premier League and has a good sample size of what he can do in England. However, the risks that Tottenham will take should they pursue Coutinho would be the high wages and injury history that has plagued him since arriving in Spain.

It will be interesting to see whether Tottenham decides to pull the trigger on a possible deal this January.

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