KEY POINTS

  • Philippe Coutinho has made a name for himself as one of the better offensive stars of the game
  • While he's been on an inconsistent stretch, multiple teams are still considering him for their clubs
  • Arsenal, Newcastle and Tottenham are among the teams rumored to be interested in Coutinho 

While it has been a rough stretch for Barcelona’s midfielder Philippe Coutinho but it doesn't mean his value has dripped from his days in Liverpool. There have been rumors of a transfer for the Brazilian star and the possible teams include Arsenal, Newcastle and Tottenham.

There’s no question that Coutinho is one of the bigger names when it comes to football. The standout star has proven on multiple occasions throughout his career that he is one of the elite players in the world. While he’s shown inconsistencies in his most recent stints Barcelona and Bayern Munich, it still doesn’t take away the prowess that he possesses.

As a member of Liverpool, Coutinho has proven to be one of the more dominant players in the world. The way that he approaches the game with the combination of speed, agility and power has paved the way for him to be one of the club’s stars.

During his stay in the top tier English team, he showed up for 201 appearances. With all of those games, he managed to score on 54 separate occasions. To add to these, he also assisted with 45 goals.

Per Everything Barca, teams are still eying for the services of the offensive star to suit up for their respective clubs. Arsenal will reportedly have to pay 9 million Euros to secure a loan for Coutinho. Similarly, the pressure will also be immense for Coutinho if he takes a chance to sign with Newcastle.

While these teams remain as options, Tottenham has also been one of the more aggressive squads recruiting the Brazilian star.

According to Goal, former player Darren Bent has been adamant about how someone of Coutinho’s caliber can benefit Tottenham.  

“You’re talking about a top, top player who knows the Premier League very, very well. It’s not like you’re taking a risk,” Bent said.

“Coutinho’s a top player, he’s a superstar signing that Spurs need and even if it’s on loan, that’s the sort of superstar that they need to maybe encourage other superstars to come there,” Bent added.

The next few months will be interesting to monitor given how the teams are slowly bouncing back provided the current situation. Expect Coutinho to weigh his options well and see where he can bounce back as the superstar he’s known to be.

Philippe Coutinho and Neymar Philippe Coutinho and Neymar are just two key players who may miss out on the 2018 World Cup semifinals. In this picture, Brazil's Neymar (R) talks with Coutinho during the Russia 2018 World Cup round of 16 football match between Brazil and Mexico at the Samara Arena in Samara, July 2, 2018. Photo: BENJAMIN CREMEL/AFP/Getty Images