The Barcelona Willing to swap Philippe Coutinho for Aston Villa for up to 20 million euros (108 million Brazilian riyals), according to the newspaper. Sports World. The amount is half of what was fixed as a purchase option in the Brazilian’s loan contract clause with the England team. The amount is still close to 15% of the total amount the Catalans paid to sign him in 2018.
According to the football journalist, Fabrizio Romano, Aston Villa are confident of having Coutinho once and for all. The attacking midfielder, who will turn 30 in June, has a contract with Barcelona until 2023, but the Catalans want his release to avoid paying his high salary.
Last Saturday, Coutinho was off the bench in the 3-1 win over Burnley and only came in in the final minutes. When asked about his decision, coach Steven Gerrard said he had given the Brazilian a break and reiterated his desire for the player to stay at Aston Villa.
“We definitely want him to stay here. No, he wasn’t disappointed (to be on the bench). There’s not much ego in this group,” Gerrard stated.
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 highest paid Brazilian in the current Barcelona squad.
Philippe Coutinho vs Aston Villa – Photo: Neville Williams/Aston Villa via Getty Images
According to Fabrizio Romano, Coutinho is also close to an agreement with Aston Villa to determine his salary in the new contract with Birmingham.
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, signing from Liverpool in a transfer deal that has already amounted to 135 million euros.
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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