Arsenal interested in signing No.10 South American attacker
London club are among four teams to enquire about the availability of Philippe Coutinho at the end of the campaign. According to the report, Bayern Munich don’t plan on making Brazil international’s loan move from the Catalan club permanent, putting him back on the market.
Chelsea, Red Devils, Gunners and Spurs all hold an interest in Philippe. However, none of them want to sign him for the kind of money Blaugrana are asking for. Instead, they’re all pushing for a loan move next campaign. It’s not that Coutinho is playing badly with Bavarians, far from it.
In fact, his form is roughly back where it was with Reds, with nine goals and eight assists in 32 games. The problem is the £100m price tag on his head. No one is going to risk that kind of money, even with the upturn in form. But the Catalan club can’t afford to make a huge loss on their initial investment either.
A loan move makes sense, for now. The Brazilian playmaker is reportedly keen on a return to England, according to the Mirror’s claims. Gunners could be in the market for a playmaker too, particularly if Dani Ceballos returns to Real Madrid. Clearly, they’ll have tournament though.
Arsenal have terrible results in the Premier League this campaign as they are in a 9th place in the table. The London club signed several players during the summer transfer window like Gabriel Martinelli from Ituano, Nicolas Pepe from Lille, David Luiz from Chelsea, Kieran Tierney from Celtic and William Saliba from Saint-Etienne.