Brazilian club to scupper Arsenal plans for former Premier League star

Flamengo has become interested in a move for Philippe Coutinho and will compete with Arsenal for his signature.

Express Sports asserts the Gunners remain interested in a move for the former Liverpool star.

Barcelona wants to offload him because he is one of their highest earners, and he is not exactly delivering fine performances for the club.

The midfielder has failed to hit the heights expected of him since he left Liverpool for Catalunya.

Mikel Arteta hopes he can restore his form. However, Sports says Flamengo is now showing interest in him as well.

The ambitious Brazilian side wants to take him home as they look to dominate their league.

However, they would struggle to pay his current wages and would need help from Barca to get that sorted.

Just Arsenal Opinion

Coutinho enjoyed his best football while he played in England, but the former Bayern Munich loanee is already 29 and would represent a serious gamble for the Gunners.

Taking him on loan for the rest of this season might be a good idea because he would provide us with squad depth, but he might struggle to displace our current midfield starters.

Emile Smith Rowe and Martin Odegaard are in fabulous form and should be allowed to keep playing regularly.

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3 Comments

  1. Why do clubs keep paying way over the odds for mega expensive players who are given obscene salaries? Then when the players don’t deliver the clubs are either stuck with these money leaches or lose at massive loss. You would think clubs would learn. Coutinho only cost 130mill because Barca sold Neymar for 199 mill to PSG and Liverpool demanded and got mega. Dembele Greizman Martial Pogba Sanchez Hazard Depay all ridiculous transactions. At least Arsenal is trying to evolve a more susainable model though White’s 50m was a bit steep. Ramsey Ozil Sanchez Mustafi Socritis Mkhitarian Willian were all incredibly stupid, expensive mistakes. We still have Pepe Auba Laca Torreira Saliba Guendouzie Bellerin Cedric Kolasinac Mari Nketiah Niles Chambers to offload so Arsenal fans “demanding” 60-70m for a new striker is ridiculous or is it just normal ‘big” club requirement to buy at least one high priced marquee player every year?

  2. I’d like to know how it is possible to “scupper Arsenal plans” that never existed in the first place and still don’t!

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