Tottenham should beat Man Utd and Chelsea to signing of Barcelona midfielder

With no football on the field for the foreseeable future – attention for many clubs will be on who they may sign over the transfer window when it swings open.

According to many reports this week, Barcelona and former Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho could be on the move this summer and Chelsea and Manchester United are seemingly two of the clubs that are interested in bringing the talented Brazilian back to the Premier League.

Embed from Getty Images

If Tottenham are serious about being involved at the top of the league again next season and want to keep the likes of Harry Kane, they need to be at least competing for these types of players.

Whilst Coutinho hasn’t settled in Barcelona, his quality has shown in flashes for both Barcelona and Bayern Munich and his best form appears to have come in the Premier League at Liverpool.

Spurs sold Cristian Eriksen in January and there was no direct replacement. Whilst Giovani Lo Celso has shown his playmaking abilities in recent weeks, he’s not a replacement for Eriksen’s ability. Coutinho, like Eriksen, has the ability to play both in wide areas and as the most advanced central midfielder.

Embed from Getty Images

This type of signing would help Tottenham level up and compete with the best again. If he’s not willing to join then Spurs should target someone of a similar ilk and stature, someone that would make the rest of the league turn heads and boost the current squad, who could certainly benefit from a stellar signing.