Newcastle United linked with extraordinary post-takeover transfer move

Newcastle United have been linked with a move for Barcelona’s Philippe Coutinho.

Wednesday, 29th April 2020, 4:45 pm
Philippe Coutinho.

The £105million midfielder is on a season-long loan at Bayern Munich.

And, according to Sport, United’s prospective buyers have made contact with agents over a summer move for the Brazil international.

Coutinho joined Barcelona from Liverpool in January 2008, and the 27-year-old will reportedly be moved on permanently this summer.

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