Tottenham are considering a move for Philippe Coutinho if Harry Kane leaves.
This summer, Coutinho might return to the Premier League.
According to rumours in Spain, Tottenham could make a move for Philippe Coutinho if Harry Kane completes his deal to Manchester City. Spurs are still hoping to keep Kane this summer, but are apparently examining their alternatives if he does agree to a big-money transfer.
Kane has made it clear that he wants to leave Spurs this summer by missing training on Monday and Tuesday.
After failing to win a single title with his boyhood club, the 28-year-old striker has made it clear that he wants to move in pursuit of silverware at a more ambitious club.
Despite this, Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is adamant that his greatest asset, who is under contract for another three years, would not be sold.
Man City has previously had a £100 million bid rejected by Spurs, and they’ve proposed a player-plus-cash deal as well.
Despite Spurs’ present stance – and City’s near-finalization of a Premier League-record £100 million deal for Jack Grealish – the Premier League champions are willing to stick with Kane.
They are willing to spend roughly £130 million for Kane, according to The Athletic, who is their primary transfer target to replace Sergio Aguero this summer.
The transfer situation is expected to drag on until the August 31 deadline, and while Spurs are hoping Kane will stay, they are also preparing for his exit.
If their star scorer leaves, they are considering a deal for Barcelona offensive midfielder Coutinho.
According to Mundo Deportivo, Tottenham can provide Coutinho with the opportunity to re-establish himself in a top-flight league.
Since his £142 million move from Liverpool in January 2018, the Brazilian has suffered with injuries and a loss of form, making just 14 appearances for Barcelona last season.
Barcelona is facing a significant financial issue this summer, with new acquisitions Sergio Aguero, Eric Garcia, and Memphis Depay, as well as Lionel Messi, who has been offered a new contract, unable to register.
Coutinho, Antoine Griezmann, and Ousmane Dembele have all been listed for sale by the Spanish giants, who are desperate to offload their high-earning periphery players.
Coutinho has been linked with AC Milan, who are looking to replace Hakan Calhanoglu, although Spurs are also a possibility.
Coutinho, according to Mundo Deportivo. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”