Former Tottenham striker Darren Bent has urged the Lilywhites to seal a move for Philippe Coutinho when the transfer window opens for business.
The ex-Liverpool star has endured a disappointing stint with Barcelona and, after it became clear that a permanent move to Bayern Munich is not on the cards after his loan stint, a return to English football is heavily reported.
“You’re talking about a top, top player who knows the Premier League very, very well. It’s not like you’re taking a risk,” he told Football Insider.
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“Coutinho’s a top player, he’s a superstar signing that Spurs need and even if it’s on loan, that’s the sort of superstar that they need to maybe encourage other superstars to come there.
“For me, I’d go all out and pay that £8million, pay that and try and get him. £8million for a top player like him for a year? You take that risk because at the end, you never know, at the end of the year it might work out really, really well.
“He could transform Spurs into an absolute powerhouse of a team. I wouldn’t even consider it – I’d just do it.”