Tottenham Hotspur have reportedly emerged as the favourites to sign Barcelona midfielder Philippe Coutinho on loan this month.
The 27-year-old has been deemed surplus to requirements at the Camp Nou and has been linked with potential moves to a number of Premier League clubs. Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino is reportedly keen to bring Coutinho to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Coutinho previously played under Pochettino at Espanyol in 2012 and was a success as he scored five goals from 16 appearances. While Coutinho is a dynamic player, few clubs can afford to fork out the £80 million price which Barcelona want.
Coutinho’s arrival at Spurs could lead to the Lilywhites selling Christian Eriksen.