According to the latest reports by Mundo Deportivo, the Magpies contacted Coutinho. The source also claims that Coutinho is already in talks with the English club.
As you may know, Newcastle are close to changing their owners. As the English press writes, Mike Ashley has finally agreed to sell the club for 300 million Pounds.
One of the representatives of the Arab Royal Family is named the future owner of the “Magpies.” So, the potential owner of the club has already started building a team and thinking about the future.
Recently, a number of players and coaches have been linked to Newcastle. After Rafael Benitez and Gareth Bale, the foreign press was talking about Philippe Coutinho.
As the Spanish Mundodeportivo writes, the “Magpies” have already started negotiations with the Brazilian playmaker. The English club representatives have also introduced Coutinho’s monetary project, which, in their opinion, will convince the player of the transfer’s correctness.
Noteworthy that Arsenal also want to sign Coutinho. The “Gunners” plan to add a player on loan. The Londoners, like the Magpies, have also begun negotiations.
As you know, Coutinho spent the 2019-20 season on loan at Bayern Munich. The addition of the Brazilian for one year cost the Munich team 8.5 million euros. Bayern Munich did not want to redeem the player for 120 million euros.
Benitez returns to Newcastle.
Mauricio Pochettino was considered for the post of head coach. But it is not ruled out that Rafa Benitez will return.
Benitez left the club in 2019. The reason was a disagreement with the leaders. He now works in China. Sheikh believes that the Spanish coach will play a positive role in the first stage, as he has extensive experience working in England.