Arsenal have one demand of Barcelona as they look to agree Coutinho deal

Arsenal will ask Barcelona to pay some of Philippe Coutinho’s wages as they close in on signing the former Liverpool midfielder, on loan.

Coutinho has been a target of the Gunners since it emerged that Bayern Munich will not be taking up their option of making his loan deal permanent.

The Brazilian is unwanted at Barcelona and when he returns, they will look to ship him out on loan again.

Sun Sport claims that Arsenal has emerged as frontrunners for his signature after Mikel Arteta told the club to sign the Brazil international.

The major sticking point in reaching an agreement between Arsenal and Barcelona is the player’s wages.

He currently earns £240,000 weekly, and Arsenal is unable to pay him all that alone, so they will ask the Catalans to agree to pay some of that while they take him on loan.

Barcelona will like to sell him outright, however, they know that they will struggle to get buyers due to the impact of covid19 on clubs around Europe.

Arteta will most likely be happy to have a player like Coutinho in his team because he has played in the Premier League and thrived in it.

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7 Comments

  1. Lugdush says:

    It seems that the loan price Is very high…i dont think that’s te way arsenal have to do business if we are strugling with our finances…20mm for a year loan? Plus what we paid for Ceballos? Use those 20 to get partey ir other young player we can Sell after and recover dime money or even make a Profit. Our situation today Is because we are wasting resale money…Liverpool was build on good sales, even chelsea have had very good money from sales and that give them money now to get the likes of pulisic, Werner and maybe harvertz…we, in the other hand, have seen a lot of money wasted on Alexis, Ramsey, and hold with players who are not looking for play football but get their pay check, like ozil. In the moment he walk out from germanys national team at 29 years old we should have sell him…he Is not hungry and you can see that when he Is willing yo stay in arsenal even when he Is not playing or even making the squad

  2. B Mills says:

    This transfer will go through, likely as a swap deal with an inflated fee, similar to the Arthur/Panic deal. The excess fee for Coutinho will then be paid in installments over several years

    Barcelona get to cook the books and Arsenal get a top player with minimal financial impact this year

  3. Geoff says:

    Have we really sunk so low to be remotely interested in a another has-been that’s being touted all over Europe at an exaggerated price ??
    Our priority should be a Partey-like DM and if there’s any money left,and hopefully keeping Ceballos,a good CB.
    A clearout of some CBs is also required.

  4. RFrancis says:

    Arsenal are in a strong bargaining position here and should insist that Barcelona cover most of Coutinho’s wages. Barcelona too are under massive financial pressure to dump wages and no other team would entertain signing Coutinho on 240 per week. I have a gut feeling they are simply trying to offload Coutinho in a cut price deal, generating funds to acquire our own player, Aubameyang.

  5. Glorious says:

    Coutinho , not a bad business. But Partey must also be signed. A midfield trio of Coutinho, Partey and Cebalos , while Xhaka deputise for Cebalos if need be, is quality enough to challenge for the EPL trophy.

    1. Tsiamo Marothi says:

      I think that we should sign coutinho because we don’t have a playmaker and I think we should just leave the partey deal because he did reject our offers so let sign a more quality CDM
      cause we do need a player that is not welling to play for us

  6. ELIOT says:

    We need PARTY first then a CB.These two positions need first prioty.Sell OZIL,SOCRATIS,MICKI,KOLASINAC

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