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The two Tottenham defenders that could hold the key to possible Philippe Coutinho swap deal
By Bruce Grove -

Tottenham is considered by Barcelona as one of the English teams that may help them get Philippe Coutinho off their wage bill.

The Spaniards have not been able to get the best out of the former Liverpool star and they want to cut their losses and end their relationship with him.

A report from Sports claims that two Italian teams have turned down the chance of signing him and Barcelona have turned their attention to the English market.

The Catalans also know that it might be hard for them to get the £80 million transfer fee that they desire so they are open to a swap deal.

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They want a centre back and a left-back and they are considering Tottenham players in these positions that could be used as a sweetener in the deal.

Mirror Sports has had a look at Tottenham and they have named two defenders at Spurs that could hold the key to this deal.

They claim that centre-half Jan Vertonghen and left-back Ben Davies could be the players that Spurs could use to facilitate the move.

There is obviously one glaring hole in this speculation from the Mirror and that is the fact that Vertonghen will be a free agent at the end of this season, if not sooner.

There is a possibility that Spurs could offer Vertonghen a year extension to his current deal, and then they may be able to offer a deal to Barcelona that would see Coutinho end up at the Tottenham stadium.

Tags Ben Davies Jan Vertonghen Philippe Coutinho
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1 year ago

If there was even a hint of truth in this rumour,I could only imagine them wanting Davies as LCB.No way would he play the Alba role.

James McKevitt
James McKevitt
1 year ago

Yeah right Barcelona will be breaking down the Spurs door to get Davies and Verts. What ever possessed Barcelona to pay Liverpool that transfer fee. Barca are basically short of money and I doubt they would want players in exchange. I think the fact that Barcelona, Bayern and now possibly Juventus or the Milan clubs don’t want Coutinho should be telling us something. There is obviously something wrong that we’re not hearing about.

Steve KillerCushion Williams
Steve KillerCushion Williams
1 year ago
Reply to  James McKevitt

Barca are in no way fundamentally short of money. That fee for coutinho was expected too he was one of the best prem players and the scouse didnt want him to leave… This is the same barca who recently paid 36 million for paulinho and then loaned him back to china in the same season so who knows what they’ll do next.

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