One of the players who has brought the most problems to the FC Barcelona In recent years, without a doubt, it is Philippe Coutinho. It cost more than 150 million euros and since January 2018 he has never been able to show why he is the most expensive signing in the history of the Barça club. Fortunately for president Joan Laporta and the Catalan club’s staff, the Brazilian’s final goodbye is getting closer to becoming a reality. Aston-Villathe club where he is on loan until the end of the year, has confirmed that he wants him as a permanent player for 2022-23.
The good performances he has given since he returned to the premier leaguein it winter transfer marketthey have made Steven GerrardDT of the villainous team and former partner of Coutinho in Liverpool, publicly ask for his definitive signing from Barcelona.
“We want Coutinho here”, said the Aston Villa manager at a press conference after the away win over Burnley (3-1). Likewise, he ruled out a problem with the Brazilian due to his last substitution. “Philippe has understood. He has played many games in a row”he added.
Coutinho arrived at Aston Villa at the beginning of the year with a non-mandatory purchase option of 40 million euros. In the English club they already take accounts to pay for his definitive transfer. This yes, the picture of Birmingham will have to agree with the South American a salary reduction of big proportions not to break his salary bill.
Thus, it is clear that the Brazilian footballer has recovered the good feelings in his career. A few weeks ago he declared that he was very happy in the Premier League. His mood is reflected in his good performances.
“I am very happy here. He wanted to play in the Premier League again. I work very hard every day to play well and get good results. I really wanted to return to the Premier and I’m happy at a great club.”assured in an interview with the ESPN channel.
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