Philippe Coutinho could be set for a return to English football in the winter window with Everton, Tottenham, Arsenal and Newcastle all expressing interest in a loan move.
This comes from the Daily Star, with the publication claiming that the Brazilian international’s personal preference is a switch to the Gunners.
Given Barcelona’s well-documented financial struggles, it’s a switch that would evidently suit both player and club as the Catalan giants look to reduce their considerable wage bill.
It’s hardly breaking any new ground to suggest that the 29-year-old has endured a torrid time in the Spanish top-flight, with minutes this term few and far between under Xavi.
The Barca legend had appeared to offer hope of a fresh start for the playmaker, though few risks can be afforded personally for a player approaching his 30s.
Whilst it would be somewhat bizarre to see the ‘little magician’ don anything other than the famous red shirt, a switch back to English football would quite probably do Coutinho the world of good.