Tottenham eyeing up Coutinho as Eriksen’s replacement

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Tottenham have been linked with a move for the Brazilian midfielder Philippe Coutinho.

The Barcelona playmaker has had a torrid time in Spain and he has been linked with a move away from Camp Nou.

Apparently, Spurs are preparing to move for him if Christian Eriksen leaves the club. The Danish midfielder is a target for Real Madrid.

Coutinho was one of the best players in the Premier League before his move to Barcelona and he might relish the chance to return to England once again.

He needs a fresh start and a move to Spurs could kick-start his career. The former Liverpool star has played under Pochettino before at Espanyol and the two know each other very well.

Coutinho will add flair, vision and goals to the Tottenham side and he could genuinely help them close the gap with Manchester City and Liverpool.

It will be interesting to see what happens in the coming weeks.

The transfer window shuts later this week and Spurs will have to move quickly if they want to sign the Brazilian this summer.

Here is how some of their fans have reacted to the links with Coutinho on social media earlier.