Arsenal reportedly in talks with Philippe Coutinho's agent over Premier League return
With June right around the corner, you just knew summer transfer rumors and reports were about to get extra spicy for the English Premier League. Now, the latest update is sure to fire up supporters in London.
Per a report, Arsenal has already started discussions with the agent of star midfielder Philippe Coutinho about a potential return to England. Could things actually go down this summer?
Arsenal are stepping up their efforts to sign Philippe Coutinho on loan from Barcelona with an option to buy in summer 2021. Coutinho wants to move back to England after Bayern Munich decide against signing him permanently. [Le 10 Sport] pic.twitter.com/A52qnUBQa4— Transfer News (@TransfersLlVE) May 25, 2020
The Brazilian winger left Liverpool in 2018 to sign with Barcelona, but his career in La Liga play got off to a bit of a rocky start.
After just one campaign with Barca, he was loaned out to Bayern Munich for the 2019-20 campaign. Coutinho remains with the Bundesliga giants, but isn't expected back next year.
This could potentially open the door for Arsenal and Mikel Arteta to make a move. It's no secret Arteta wants to overhaul the Gunners' midfield in hopes of pushing for a Champions League spot sooner than later. While Coutinho won't make the difference all on his own, he could be an outstanding addition for the club.
Hang on to your hats, Arsenal fans. This situation will be one to monitor for the coming months.