Arsenal Frontrunners to Sign Philippe Coutinho from Barcelona

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Arsenal are reportedly interested in signing Philippe Coutinho from Barcelona. The 28-year-old midfielder is facing uncertainty in being part of the Starting XI in an injury-hit season for the Catalans.

If he plays ten more matches for Barcelona, the club will have to pay a predecided amount of money as compensation to Liverpool. Thus, they are looking to get rid of the Brazillian.

The Gooners leading the race to sign Coutinho although a possible reunion with Jurgen Klopp still is in the air. However, his contract expires on June 30, 2023.

Arsenal in need of a midfield maestro like Philippe Coutinho

Philippe Coutinho left Liverpool for a dream move to the club he once admired the most. However, signing Coutinho might not have been the best move for the Catalans as it worsened their financial state.

Joan Laporta took charge as the new club President and the biggest hurdle he faces is of financial issues. Thus, Coutinho might be leaving in the summer transfer window along with Antoine Griezmann.

Currently, it seems Pedri, Riqui Puig, and Iliax Moriba have impressed whenever they have been given the opportunity. Thus, it will be really tough for Coutinho to be a regular once again for Barcelona.

Also, the club is working on a rebuild with players like Eric Garcia, David Alaba and Erling Haaland rumored to join Barcelona. Thus, there might be some amount of players who will have to find ways to continue their career with some another club.

Arsenal are currently leading the race to sign Philippe Coutinho, but they need to also consider the asking price. Coutinho’s current market value might be around £40 million. They are also interested in completing a permanent deal for Martin Odegaard. If both the deals are successful, the Gunners might even become title-challengers!

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