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Tottenham to benefit from Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona

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Barcelona are set to relaunch their bid to sign Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho in January.

This is subsequently set to have implications on Tottenham’s pursuit of Andre Gomes, according to the Daily Mail.

Spurs started tracking the midfielder towards the end of last summer but were unable to sign the Portuguese international. 

However, with Barcelona set to spend an eye-watering £120m, Tottenham could well reap the benefits of this.

“We are ready to buy Coutinho”

Barcelona’s chief executive Oscar Grau has revealed that the Catalan giants will return for Coutinho in January.

After failing with multiple bids for the Brazilian over the summer, Barcelona hope that they can have better fortune next time around.

No wonder Barcelona are so confident of signing Liverpool’s talisman, with the club expected to become the world’s highest earning sports club, with £804m.

Grau said:

“We are ready to buy Coutinho in the winter market, or any player the technical staff request.”

Gomes to Tottenham

With another midfielder set to arrive in Catalunya, Barcelona are willing to offload Portuguese midfielder, Andre Gomes.

He has faced a torrid time following his arrival from Valencia back in 2016 for around £45m.

Andres Iniesta, Sergio Busquets, Sergi Roberto, Ivan Rakitic and Paulinho are all currently ahead of him in the pecking order.

It is understood that Barcelona would be willing to allow Gomes to leave for a fee of around £20m.

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