Arsenal transfer news- Philippe Coutinho latest ahead of 2022 January window

Arsenal transfer news- Philippe Coutinho latest ahead of 2022 January window

Philippe Coutinho made a big name for himself at Liverpool. But the Brazil international has really flopped at Barcelona, and now, looks set to return to the Premier League. His £142million move has clearly not worked out, and Arsenal are ready to offer him an escape route.

The Gunners are after the former Inter Milan playmaker and we look at the Arsenal transfer news and the latest surrounding Philippe Coutinho ahead of the January transfer window.

Arsenal transfer news- Philippe Coutinho latest as we approach 2022 January window

As per Spanish outlet Fichajes, Barcelona superstar Philippe Coutinho is on the radar of Mikel Arteta and the Spanish boss has given the green light for a move in the January transfer window come 2022. The 29-year-old is earning a sound amount of £150,000-a-week at Barcelona.

 Could La Liga giants Barcelona sell Philippe Coutinho?- Arsenal transfer news 2022
Could La Liga giants Barcelona sell Philippe Coutinho?- Arsenal transfer news 2022

But he could see that increase at Arsenal, and it seems that a bid of around €50million could sway Barca’s head for selling him. It only makes sense given the losses they have incurred having him on the team. Moreover, they are in a dire financial state right now.

Can Barcelona sell Philippe Coutinho?- Arsenal transfer news 2022

Barcelona have recently agreed a deal to sign Ferran Torres from Manchester City have agreed on a fee of around £50million for him. They will, of course, pay that in instalments but it does bode well for them if they can sell Coutinho to cushion the financial blow.

Arsenal themselves spent around £42million on Real Madrid starlet Martin Odegaard this summer after the Norwegian impressed on a loan spell last season. It would be a surprising signing given Arsenal’s lack of need for Coutinho in that regard.

Arsenal transfer news- Philippe Coutinho latest ahead of 2022 January window
Arsenal transfer news- Philippe Coutinho latest ahead of 2022 January window

Even Bukayo Saka and Emile Smith Rowe are impressing down the wings so the question arises, where will Philippe Coutinho play at Arsenal even if Arteta does manage to sign him in January? He is fast approaching 30 and would also be an expensive signing for the Emirates-based outfit.

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