According to reports from Catalan paper Sport (h/t Sport Witness), Newcastle United are keen to sign Philippe Coutinho from Barcelona this summer.
Coutinho joined Barcelona for a fee in the region of ₤142-145 million from Liverpool in 2018 and has actually ended up to be a major flop for theclub He has actually impressed this season for Bayern Munich on loan, however the German giants hesitate to sign him completely.
Barcelona are desperate to unloaded him, and according to reports from Bleacher Report, he might be readily available for ₤70 million. A host of Premier League clubs consisting of Chelsea and Everton have actually been linked with a move for the Brazilian, and it appears, Newcastle have joined the race.
The Magpies would turn into one of the wealthiest clubs in the world when the ₤300 million takeover will go through. The potential owners– Amanda Staveley’s consortium– comprising her business PCP Capital Partners (10 percent), the billionaire Reuben bros (10 percent) and the 80 percent bulk stakeholding of Saudi Arabia’s Public Mutual fund (PIF)– are awaiting Premier League’s approval for the offer to go through.
Newcastle have actually reached Philippe Coutinho’s representatives, according to Sport. #NUFC #FCBayern #Barca
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It has actually been declared that the potential new owners are all set to invest around ₤200 million on recruitment, and for that reason numerous big- name players are expective to get to St James’ Park.
The report from Sport declares that the Magpies are squeezing hard to sign Coutinho and they have actually asked the player’s entourage to hold back signing an offer somewhere else prior to their takeover is finished. It shows they are very keen to sign him as he would be a major finalizing for the club.