Former Leeds United forward turned BBC commentator, Noel Whelan has urged Tottenham to make their move for Philippe Coutinho this summer because he still has something to offer.
Coutinho has struggled since he left Liverpool for Barcelona halfway through the 2017/2018 season.
The Brazilian has spent this season on loan at Bayern Munich but the Germans won’t take up the option of making his loan deal permanent and that has opened the door for another team to land him.
Barcelona is desperate to get him off their wage bill as they don’t believe he will be able to replicate the form that made them sign him from Liverpool.
The Catalans will look to offload the 27-year-old in the summer even if it’s on an initial loan deal, and Whelan believes that Spurs should look to sign the creative midfielder.
He claimed that no team has been able to get the best out of Coutinho since he left Liverpool, but he would still be a good signing for Spurs if they land him.
Whelan said in an interview with Football Insider: “There is a great deal to be had there on a fantastic player.
“No one has got the best out of him since he left Liverpool but there is a player there, a good creative player.
“If you can get that same ability that he had at Liverpool, you have a world-beater on your hands and you can get him for a very, very good price.
“It has got to be the right club. Tottenham, Arsenal or Chelsea would suit him down to the ground.
“People will take a chance on him because he has got an untold amount of ability.
“He looks very professional and I would want him in my team all day long because players like him are hard to come by.”