Updated: 05/25/2020 14:25
Related newsThere was a time when Arsenal rubbed his hands every time Barcelona looked for a footballer and knocked on his door. Players like Marc Overmans, Emmanuel Petit, Cesc Fábregas, Thierry Henry, Aleksander Hleb, Alex Song or Thomas Vermaelen left a good amount of money in the coffers of the English club, which knew how to sell very expensively to Barça. Now, from the Catalan entity they hope to recover and recover part of the money that traveled to London in recent years. Mikel Arteta, arsenal coach, has already confirmed that he would like to have Coutinho for next season and that the Brazilian would be a fundamental pillar in his project. It should be borne in mind that the Brazilian has an excellent poster in the Premier after passing through Liverpool. It should be remembered that last week Bayern Munich confirmed that they would not execute the purchase clause from Rio de Janeiro, estimated at 120 million euros, although they were open to negotiate a reduction in the agreement to keep Coutinho in property, something that does not quite convince Barcelona, which wants to finish amortizing the most expensive signing of the history of the entity and for which 120 million were paid plus another 40 million in different variables . Coutinho must return to the culé discipline as soon as the season ends and, although Quique Setién has explained that he has him and seems to him an interesting footballer, the truth is that Barcelona would need to sell him to alleviate his heavy salary mass and to enter a significant amount With which to face the signings of Lautaro Martínez and Pjanic. In the offices of the Barça club they await the official call from Arsenal to start negotiating the transfer. The price that the Barça club wants to enter, around 80 million euros may be an impediment for Arsenal, but at the London club they seem willing to make an effort for Coutinho, since Mikel Arteta is convinced that the player can regain his best level and lead Arsenal to compete with Liverpool and Manchester City. The footballer has already confirmed that his priority is to return to the Premier the championship in which he lived his best moments. For style, Arsenal fits perfectly with the way they play.