Arsenal have reportedly agreed a deal to sign Philipe Coutinho on loan from Barcelona, some Gunners fans are amazed by news of the superstar’s imminent arrival.
According to French publication L’Equipe, Barcelona superstar Philipe Coutinho has agreed to join Arsenal on loan this summer.
News of the playmaker’s arrival comes just days after Gunners boss Unai Emery shut down rumours linking the north London club to the star.
According to Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo via Catalunya Radio, Barcelona are prepared to allow Coutinho to leave on loan this summer for a fee of €25m-30m (£23m-27m).
Coutinho’s career has gone downhill since he left Liverpool for the Camp Nou 18 months ago, the 27-year-old has failed to prove his worth after the Blaugrana splashed a staggering £142m, as per BBC Sport, to secure his services.
Coutinho’s only hopes of reigniting his career hinge on leaving the La Liga champions this summer. It’s incredibly unlikely that the Brazilian will find a place in Ernesto Valverde’s midfield or attack – given the summer arrivals of Frenkie de Jong and Antoine Griezmann.
Check out some reaction to the rumours:
Oh my lord if this is true we’re winning the league by outscoring everyone ??? https://t.co/arEfBN6ztd
— Abdirahman (@Sudysee) August 6, 2019
We’re winning the league hth pic.twitter.com/jCz3xGzTOB
— ? (@torresvcalcio) August 6, 2019
We’re actually going to win the league by winning 6-5 every game ???
— Samuel (@FinesseOfLaca) August 6, 2019
Fuck it, one defender, torreira and 8 attacking players, we’re winning the league mate
— Liam Cremin (@LiamCremin) August 6, 2019
If Coutinho joins Arsenal, we are definitely going to be up there for the prem title
— Anu ???? (@anurayz) August 6, 2019
Arsenal winning the title with no defenders. Read and weep @JamesDeeny1
— IrishGooner (@Irishgooner1995) August 6, 2019
First Pepe now Coutinho. I really think we can fight for the title. Don Raul did it again.#arsenal
— Ting (@thountula) August 6, 2019
Unai Emery will be hoping to tap into Coutinho’s impressive form for Liverpool that led to his marquee move to Barcelona.
The ace struggled last season, scoring just eight goals and providing two assists in 42 appearances across all competitions.
Despite the reports from France, Mirror Football understand that Coutinho will still train with Barcelona this afternoon at Barry University in Florida.
Can Coutinho re-establish himself as one of the world’s best in his position with a move to the Emirates Stadium?
More importantly will Arsenal manage to pull off Coutinho’s signature before the transfer window closes on Thursday?