There was a time when Arsenal rubbed their hands every time Barcelona looked for a footballer and knocked on their door. Players like Marc Overmans, Emmanuel Petit, Cesc Fábregas, Thierry Henry, Aleksander Hleb, Alex Song or Thomas Vermaelen left a good amount of money in the coffers of the English club, which knew how to sell very expensive to Barça. Now, from the Catalan entity they hope to recover and recover part of the money that traveled to London in recent years. Mikel Arteta, arsenal coach, has already confirmed that he would like to have Coutinho for next season and that the Brazilian would be a fundamental pillar in his project. Keep in mind that the Brazilian has an excellent lineup in the Premier after his time at Liverpool.
It must be remembered that last week Bayern Munich confirmed that they would not execute the Rio de Janeiro purchase clause, estimated at 120 million euros, although they were open to negotiating a reduction in the agreement to keep Coutinho in property, something that does not end to convince Barcelona, who wants to finish amortizing the most expensive signing in the history of the entity and for which 120 million fixed plus another 40 in different variables were paid. Coutinho must return to the culé discipline as soon as the season ends and, although Quique Setién has explained that he has him and seems to him an interesting footballer, the truth is that Barcelona would need to sell him to alleviate his heavy salary mass and to enter a significant amount with which to face the signings of Lautaro Martínez and Pjanic.
In the offices of the Catalan club await the official call from Arsenal to start negotiating the transfer. The price that the Barça club wants to enter, around 80 million euros, may be an impediment for Arsenal, but at the London club they seem willing to make an effort for Coutinho, since Mikel Arteta is convinced that the player he can regain his best level and lead Arsenal to compete against Liverpool and Manchester City. The footballer has already confirmed that his priority is to return to the Premier, the championship in which he lived his best moments. For style, Arsenal fits perfectly with the way they play. .