Tim Vickery issues a verdict on the transfer link of the Barcelona star Philippe Coutinho to the Spurs

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The South American football expert Tim Vickery believes that Barcelona star Philippe Coutinho cannot be ruled out as he rejoins Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino.

The Brazilian, 27, had a prestigious loan at Espanyol in 2012, moving to the second half of the season from the Inter. He scored five goals in 16 appearances under the Spanish team's director, then Pochettino.

Within six months he moved to Liverpool before making a big money transfer to Barcelona last year, where he struggled to make the impact he wanted.

With Brazil destined to line up with an Argentinian team with Spurs defender Juan Foyth and Tottenham, scheduled on Wednesday night on the youth target Lo Celso, in the America's Cup, Vickery believes that Coutinho should not be completely taken for granted as a potential mover to the north from London.

"C & # 39; is another Tottenham connection here, Philippe Coutinho was taken from the Inter as a young man and struggled a lot and basically gave him away for free in Liverpool," he told Sky Sports News.

"It was a place where he shone before he came to England and this was Espanyol under Mauricio Pochettino.

"I'm not sure Tottenham would be willing to spend the amount of money needed to bring it to London, but this connection is there, the fact that it shines under Pochettino, which makes it interesting."

Philippe Coutinho

Vickery also expressed his opinion on Foyth's presence as a right-back in the Argentina 2-0 against Venezuela.

"Full-back positions have been a traditional weakness for Argentina over the last decade or so," he said.

"They used Juan Foyth's Tottenham in the role of right-back against Venezuela, he came pretty well, but he was beaten for the rhythm, but he managed to get himself out of trouble with good timing in the tackle.

"It is ready for a very difficult game, the Everton has been the Brazilian event of the tournament so far, so the Argentina fullbacks against Brazil's wings seem to be a key clash."

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