Philip Coutinho’s future was close to being determined, with directives pointing to his stay in England. The journalist, Fabrizio Romano, who specializes in the transfer market, said, on Tuesday, that Aston Villa had reached a personal agreement with the midfielder and was close to getting the Brazilian from Barcelona.
Coutinho was negotiating his terms with the English club, because he wanted to stay in the Premier League team, and now he was going to decide his part in the transfer. The agreement between Aston Villa and Barcelona will remain in effect until the final transfer is made. Romano says the clubs will talk about how to pay around 20 million euros (110 million BRL).
Coutinho arrived at Aston Villa in early JanuaryOn loan until the end of the current season. Under the agreement, the English team pays about 65% of the salary of the Brazilian, the highest-paid player in the current Barcelona squad. As for Fia, the former Liverpool played 15 games, with four goals and made three assists. After a thrilling start, he hasn’t hit the net or passed a goal in seven rounds of it Premier League.
With a deal looming, Coutinho must end his frustrating time at Barcelona for good. He arrived in the Spanish national team in January 2018, signed him from Liverpool in a deal that has already reached 135 million euros.
Philippe Coutinho against Aston Villa – Photo: Reuters
In 2019/20, the Brazilian played on loan at Bayern Munich. Last December 2020, Coutinho suffered a serious knee injury, He underwent three surgeries and was unemployed for more than nine months.
In total, the player played 106 matches in the Barcelona shirt, scored 26 goals and scored 12 assists. In the German national team, the Brazilian played 38 matches, scored 11 goals and provided nine assists.
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