Report: Newcastle United express interest in Philippe Coutinho

Report: Newcastle United express interest in Philippe Coutinho

Philippe Coutinho

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Aston Villa are hesitant about signing the Selecao star. Newcastle want to take advantage of this and position themselves accordingly.

Newcastle United show concrete interest in FC Barcelona’s Philippe Coutinho. That reports the Sports. According to this, representatives of the English first division club have submitted their intention to Barca to who won the Champions League with FC Bayern in 2020to sign for the coming season.

Coutinho is currently on loan from the Blaugrana to Newcastle’s Premier League rivals Aston Villa and shows strong performances there. Villa have an option to buy the attacking midfielder but are reluctant to exercise it. A transfer fee of 40 million euros would be due and the club from Birmingham is said to have asked for more time to think about it in Barcelona.

FC Barcelona: Coutinho should definitely be sold

Newcastle on the other hand, so it writes Sports, have assured Barca that they want to pay the 40 million euros. The club is also in contact with Coutinho’s advisors and has promised to pay the 29-year-old a salary similar to what he receives at Barca.

Coutinhos is under contract at Barcelona until 2023. The financially troubled Catalans definitely want to give up the former 135 million purchase this summer.

Newcastle, meanwhile, have been struggling from relegation in recent months and the heavily wealthy club are expected to make major upgrades in the summer. In January, the Magpies signed Bruno Guimares, among othersChris Wood, Kieran Trippier and Dan Burn for a total fee of more than 100 million euros.

For the summer are at table-15. the Premier League, among other things Brentford star Christian EriksenBayer Leverkusen’s Moussa Diaby, Leandro Trossard (Brighton & Hove Albion) and striker Hugo Ekitike from Stade Reims are under discussion as newcomers.


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