Newcastle United could boost their potential customers of finalizing Philippe Coutinho from Barcelona, if they designate Mauricio Pochettino as their new head coach, Mundo Deportivo declares.
The Magpies are currently being handled by Steve Bruce however he has actually been fancied to be changed by Pochettino when PCP Capital Partners take control of the club from present owner Mike Ashley.
According to Mundo Deportivo, Pochettino stays a keen admirer of Coutinho and he had actually wished to sign the 27- year-old when he was the manager of Tottenham Hotspur last summer.
It is added that the offer did not materialise due to chairman Daniel Levy’s ‘irreparable enmity with the Brazilian’ s representative (Kia Joorabchian) over the Willian transfer legend in August 2013.
Coutinho is currently on a season-long loan handle Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga however he is anticipated to go back to the Camp Nou with the German side not likely to set off the ₤105 m buy provision.
With the financial effect of the coronavirus pandemic, the Blaugrana have actually lowered their asking cost for the player to ₤88 m (EUR100 m) and it stays to be seen whether the Magpies will break the bank for the playmaker.
Pochettino has an excellent relationship with Coutinho, having formerly handled him at Espanyol on a short- term loan offer from Inter Milan during the 2012/2013 season.
The Argentine would certainly enjoy a reunion with the Brazilian at St James’ Park however it will be intriguing to see whether Coutinho fancies the enthusiastic project on Tyneside.
The former Liverpool man has actually been just recently linked with clubs such as Chelsea and Leicester City, who could guarantee him Champions League football next term unlike the Magpies.
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