EVERTON has entered the race to sign Barcelona’s unpopular star Philippe Coutinho.
The club legend is preparing to rebuild after The old manager’s pathetic reign Ronald Koeman.
And with a squad filled with young attacking talent, there isn’t much room for the 29-year-old Coutinho.
That has set off alarm bells among a host of Premier League clubs, with the latest being the Toffees keeping an eye on the forward’s direction.
Spanish Store AS reports that the former Liverpool star could be about to move to the blue half of Merseyside.
That would see him linked up with former Reds manager Rafa Benitez, although the pair’s time did not overlap at Anfield.
Everton face transfer war with names like Newcastle and Tottenham landing their men.
Relegation-threatened Magpies will face a tall order in luring Countinho to Tyneside – but they Do you have the funds to do so? after they were taken over by Saudi Arabia.
Meanwhile, Spurs have been looking for a playmaker since Christian Eriksen left Inter Milan last January.
Countinho has struggled to adjust to life in Catalonia since he blockbuster transfer 145 million pounds in 2018.
He spent the 2019-20 season on loan at Bayern Munich but is now looking for a career lifeline from Xavi’s new regime.
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https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/premierleague/17128078/everton-philippe-coutinho-barcelona-newcastle/ Everton ‘interested in the transfer of Philippe Coutinho’ with former Barcelona star Liverpool also wanted by Newcastle