£350,000-a-week Arsenal target has again been told that he is free to leave Barcelona this summer
Fresh reports have again claimed that Arsenal target Philippe Coutinho has been told that he is free to leave Barcelona this summer
Coutinho was one of the most gifted players in the Premier League with Liverpool and the Reds helped mould the Brazilian into one of the very best players in world football.
That ultimately led to him making that big money move to sign with Barcelona, a move that was supposed to make him an absolute superstar in the game. But for many reasons, he has failed to make the impact that many people had expected.
That has led to alot of reports in the media that he is very open to the idea of making a mega money move back to the Premier League, where there are a number of clubs that are reportedly interested in a transfer deal.
Spanish publication Todofichajes have claimed Barca no longer cares about receiving a transfer fee for Coutinho, but they simply have to get rid of him.
And that has opened the door for Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta to swoop in and offer him a move to the Emirates
The midfielder has been a long-term target for the Gunners and with Arteta seeking to add a bit more quality, creativity and world class ability to the squad, this may be the best chance that Arsenal have of getting a deal done
Look, there has been alot said about the future of Coutinho and if Arsenal really wanted to get a transfer deal done, they would have already by now as he has been free to leave Barca all summer
He is a quality player that would have improved the Gunners, but we cannot se this deal happening anytime soon