Arsenal may be able to sign Barcelona midfielder Philippe Coutinho in January if they so desire, with the player apparently preferring a move to Arsenal over any other.
Coutinho, according to the latest Spanish speculations, would prefer to play for Arsenal if he had the choice.
Everton, Newcastle, and Tottenham are thought to have held talks with Coutinho’s entourage. The Brazilian, on the other hand, is said to prefer Arsenal, with whom he has discussed a transfer.
Coutinho’s name has started to pop up again as January approaches. The Barcelona player is reported to be on his way out of the Nou Camp, with the club eager to get his salary off the books.
His stay in Spain has been a misery in general. From Liverpool, he cost the Catalan club £142 million. Things, however, have not gone as planned.
Coutinho, according to Sport, is aiming to leave in January. Arsenal is the team that most appeals to him, despite interest from other English clubs.
Coutinho has won the Champions League and has more than 60 caps for Brazil. He was hailed for flashes of brilliance while playing for Liverpool before to joining Barcelona.
Author’s opinion: Do Arsenal Even Need Coutinho Now That Odegaard Is Firing?
The truth is that most of the time, the answer is no. Right now, Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal club is firing on all cylinders, and Martin Odegaard is a huge part of that.
To put it another way, where will Coutinho be playing? He’s got a long history of lackluster performances, so it’s a surprise why he’d just walk into this in-form Arsenal team today.
At a team like Newcastle or Everton, he’ll have a better opportunity. That isn’t meant as a slight against them; it’s just that they give him more opportunities. Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur, for instance, go above and beyond.