‘Would Be A Great Deal If This Happens’ ‘He Is Gonna Flop’ Fans Discuss Claims Arsenal Are Favourites To Sign Ex Liverpool Ace

‘Would Be A Great Deal If This Happens’ ‘He Is Gonna Flop’ Fans Discuss Claims Arsenal Are Favourites To Sign Ex Liverpool Ace

Arsenal are now leading the race to sign Barcelona attacking midfielder Philippe Coutinho, according to reports in the Catalan media.

The Gunners are reportedly in discussions with the La Liga club about a season-long loan deal, with the only obstacle being the Brazilian’s £240,000 a week salary.

It is believed that the London club will ask for Barca to supplement his wages if he moves to the Emirates this summer. Fans on Twitter had a mixed reaction to the prospect of Coutinho moving on loan:


Going after Coutinho is a gamble in a couple of ways. Loans are not free. Bayern paid an initial €8.5m to snap up the Brazilian international last season before opting against keeping him. That money could be better spent on signing a player on a permanent basis.

Another concern is the former Liverpool player’s form. Coutinho has failed to make an impression at two different clubs since leaving Anfield and at 28 years of age, there are signs that he is in decline. However, if he can recapture his best performances, it could still be a good move.

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