Barcelona ready to sell Coutinho to Aston Villa for 20 million euros, says newspaper | international football

LUB barcelona could sign Philippe Coutinho to Aston Villa for up to 20 million euros (R $ 108 million), according to the newspaper World Sport. The price is half that adjusted as a purchase option in terms of the Brazilian loan agreement with the English side. The fee is still around 15% of the total amount paid by the Catalan team signing it in 2018.

According to journalists specializing in the football market, Fabrizio Romano, Aston Villa are convinced that Coutinho is true. The striking striker, who turned 30 in June, has a contract with Barça until 2023, but the Catalan club want to let him go without paying him a high salary.

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Last Saturday, Coutinho was on the bench in a 3-1 win over Burnley and entered the final minute. Asked about his decision, coach Steven Gerrard said he was just giving the Brazilian a break and reiterating his desire for a player at Villa.

“We want him here, win. No, he did not despair (to the bench). There is not much faith in this group, “Gerrard announced.

Coutinho arrives at Aston Villa in January, of lending only until the end of the present season. According to the agreement, the English team pays around 65% of the salary of the Brazilian, which is the highest salary of the Barcelona team currently.

Philippe Coutinho works for Aston Villa – Photos: Neville Williams / Aston Villa FC at Getty Images

According to Fabrizio Romano, Coutinho is close to agreeing a deal with Aston Villa to set his salary in a new contract with Birmingham.

For Villa, the ex-Liverpool played 15 games, with four goals and three assists. After a happy start, he did not hit the net or score a goal through seven innings Premier League.

With the deal set to happen, Coutinho should end his frustrating time at Barcelona properly. He arrived at the Spanish club in January 2018, signed by Liverpool in a transfer that has already reached 135 million euros.

In 2019/20, the Brazilian played on loan from Bayern Munich. Last December 2020, Coutinho suffered a serious knee injury, he received three surgeries and did not work for more than nine months.

In all, the player in 106 games with the Barça jersey, scored 26 goals and scored 12 assists. In the German team, the Brazilian in 38 matches, scored 11 goals and provided nine assists.

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