Paul Robinson suggested Tottenham could complete the signing of Phillipe Coutinho this summer after Bayern Munich pulled out of a deal.
The former White Hart Lane number one, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, claimed the 27-year-old would be “a great signing for Spurs” despite his struggles over the past two years.
Coutinho spent the last season on loan at Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich but their chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge announced the club have opted against making the switch permanent.
— Christian Falk (@cfbayern) May 23, 2020
As revealed by Football Insider, his parent club Barcelona are now looking for potential suitors to take the Brazilian on another season-long loan or a permanent deal at a significantly reduced price.
Spurs, Arsenal, Chelsea and Everton are interested in the creative midfielder who could be available at a fraction of the £130million fee Barca paid for him in 2018.
When asked by Football Insider if Daniel Levy should try and capitalise this summer, Robinson said: “The market will take a hit but there will still be movement of players.
“I can still see the Coutinho deal being done.
“Bayern have not taken the option and he has clearly not been part of Barcelona’s plans for a while now and I can see a move back to the Premier League happening.
“I think he would be a great signing for Spurs.
“I do not think he has settled since leaving the country and he is clearly a player that suits the Premier League. The league is stronger with him in it, certainly.”
Jose Mourinho’s side may look into a loan deal with an option to buy given the uncertain financial times.
The Brazil international has scored nine goals and contributed eight assists in his 32 appearances in all competitions this season.
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