Barcelona reported to have offered one of their top names to Arsenal

Barcelona is offering Philippe Coutinho to Arsenal this summer, according to Goal.com.

The former Liverpool midfielder joined the Catalans in the winter of 2018 after forcing his move away from the Reds.

He has been unsettled since he joined the Catalan side and he has fallen down the pecking order there.

He was shipped out on loan to Bayern Munich this season, but the Germans won’t make his move permanent (AS).

Barcelona doesn’t have him in their plans for next season and they are prepared to offload him to another team this summer as they seek to raise funds and sign players that they want (AS).

Coutinho is on a huge salary at the Catalonian side and they are desperate to get his salary or some of it off their wage bill so that they can accommodate new signings.

The report claims that Arsenal isn’t the only team in the Premier League that he has been offered to with Newcastle also mentioned as one team that might sign him.

Arsenal might struggle to pay all his wages, but they can take advantage of Barcelona’s desperation and negotiate a subsidy while he joins them on-loan for the rest of the season.
 

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14 Comments

  1. Joe Allysons says:

    If he doesn’t come easy , we shouldn’t force . Too many tactical shifts required to make him fit.

  2. Aaron says:

    If we bring in this guy and ship out Auba for less, the top brass should be fired!

    Another miki, ozil or any other performer getting long in the tooth for too much money.

    If barca gives him to us for free take them up on it!

  3. RFrancis says:

    Just so many over-priced and over-rated attacking midfielders available these days – and they are all heading our way…James Rodrigues, Philippe Coutinho. I would take a gamble with Thiago Alcantara though, for around 20M.

    1. Ba Elkhirsawy says:

      If I have to choose between the 3, I would pick Coutinho. Year younger and PL experience.
      Anyways, if we cannot get rid or use Ozil and Mikhi, I won’t go for any of them unless offered for free. Very high wages, and will be difficult to sell afterwards.

    2. Ba Elkhirsawy says:

      The only thing I like about Thiago is his defensive contribution, he works harder on that side of the game than the other two but I won’t pay money too in our current status.

  4. John Ibrahim says:

    this guy struggle at barca and bayern

    why do we sign flops ?

    1. Arsenal314 says:

      Is Arsenal at the level of Bayern or Barca?

      1. ThirdManJW says:

        No they are not, but we want to be. We need to find our own way of getting to the top again, and stop buying big name flops from top teams.

        1. Lugdush says:

          KDB and sallah were chelsea flops…

  5. gunnerforlife says:

    If Arsenal indeed go for Coutinho, MA will have to make tactical changes to make room for Coutinho’s game style, because the current Arsenal attack comes from the wings and not from the central midfield, which used to be the case during Ozil’s heydays. Anyway, Coutinho has the PL experience and could be worth atry provided we sell Mikhi and Ozil.

  6. The Deluded One says:

    I would personally like to see more young and hungry players. They are more likely to give their all, listen to the coach, the cost less and can have much higher resell value.

    We have seen good from Saka and Martinelli. But our finances will dictate what we can do.

  7. rajiuabubakar says:

    We need one person to be the owner of this club Arsenal the problems is too much for us.

  8. Lugdush says:

    Partey and a cb is a must..the sarr guy who is free agent is ok to me…after that, our transfers should depends in who is leaving the club, i hope we could give new contracts to auba and laca. Give the chance to balogun too, eddy is not the answer to me

    1. ozziegunner says:

      👍Lugdush, Thomas Partey is the most important signing Arsenal can make. To Sarr (free from Lille) or Lewis Dunk (Brighton & Hove Albion) at CB to play along side Saliba, add Marc Roca or Kai Havertz to your list to improve the midfield.
      As for Coutinho, he is overpaid, overhyped, doesn’t suit Arteta’s style of play and doesn’t address a position Arsenal is deficient in. No thanks! Arsenal will waste plenty of money they can’t afford, if agents control transfers.

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