Agent denies Barcelona midfielder Coutinho angry with Spurs chairman Levy

The agent of Barcelona midfielder Philippe Coutinho denies problems with Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy.

Reports in Spain have claimed Coutinho had been left frustrated with Spurs chairman Daniel Levy for not getting a deal done last summer.

But Coutinho’s agent Kia Joorabchian told the Mirror: “Philippe Coutinho has no personal issue with Daniel Levy and claims otherwise are totally false.

“The deal did not collapse due to financial reasons.”

Levy was ready to meet the demands and get the deal done with Spurs having shown their ambition with big money deals for Tanguy Ndombele while Giovani Lo Celso also joined on loan before his deal became permanent in January.

But the Coutinho deal fell through because former manager Mauricio Pochettino was keen to keep the dressing room equilibrium as he has always preferred to work with young players, develop players and has made his reputation as a manager without big names.