Barcelona paid £145million to sign Coutinho from Liverpool in 2018 – making him the third most expensive player in the history of football.
However, the move has turned out to be a nightmare for the Brazilian after he struggled to secure a regular place in the Barca starting XI under several managers.
Philippe Coutinho has reportedly been offered to both Tottenham and Newcastle United
The midfielder has been hampered by injuries and inconsistent form during his time with the Catalan giants.
The Brazilian was sent out on loan to Bayern Munich during the 2019-2020 season and played infrequently during their treble winning campaign.
Following that, he returned to Spain – where he has struggled to feature under both Barcelona managers Ronald Koeman and Xavi Hernandez.
As a result, TalkSPORT have reported that Coutinho has been offered to both Tottenham and Newcastle United as they look to cut his £200,000-a-week wages from their books.
Coutinho lit up the Premier League before ending five years at Liverpool in a £145m transfer
He has failed to live up to expectation at Barca – having failed to cement a regular place
The Magpies are the wealthiest club in all of world football after being taken over by the Saudi Arabian public investment fund. However, they are currently sitting joint bottom of the Premier League table.
As a result, Newcastle are in dire need of star personnel, while Barca are trying to recoup some of the massive financial outlay they sent to Merseyside almost three years ago.
Additionally, Tottenham are looking to reinforce their attacking threat given the fact they are currently sitting seven in the Premier League.
As a result, manager Xavi Hernandez is trying to get the midfielder off the Barcelona books
The move would not only help the two Premier League sides, it would also help Barcelona to recover an estimated £1.2billion worth of debt.
Barcelona president Laporta previously spoke of club’s debt in a two-hour press conference, saying: ‘As of March 21, 2021, the debt was €1.35bn. Bartomeu was plugging holes in the short term and mortgaging the club in the long term. That leaves us a dramatic inheritance.
‘Bartomeu’s letter is an effort to justify management that is unjustifiable. It is an exercise in desperation. I have read the letter carefully and it is full of lies.
‘They are responsible for everything until March 7. They will not escape their doing.’