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BARÇA CONFIRMS HIS TRANSFER TO VILLA

OFFICIAL: Barça manages to 'get rid' of Coutinho in exchange for 20 'kilos'

Published:12/05/2022 - 20:17h

Updated:12/05/2022 - 20:26h

After several months of 'testing', the sports management of Aston Villa, influenced by Steven Gerrard, has reached an agreement with Barça to sign Philippe Coutinho in exchange for 20 million euros

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The FC Barcelona has confirmed what has gone commenting in the last weeks. Philippe Coutinho, the one who for the moment is the costliest signing in the history of the club, has been traspasado to the Aston Villa by 20 million euros. The operation has been orquestada by Steven Gerrard, the one who trusts the skills of the Brazilian and in his capacity to hit in his team in the coming years.

Of this form, the one of Rio de Janeiro gives by culminated his stage in the Barça after four seasons, in which it never could fulfil the expectations neither reach the level showed in the Liverpool. His years like Barcelona were marked by irregularities and injuries, to the point in that it was yielded to the Bayern Munich only a year after his incorporation.

Later, Ronald Koeman treated to recover his best version offering him minutes of game, but never attained it. According to several media, in the club had the feeling to be in front of a special footballer without spirits to rebel . From the changing room aim that 'Cou' is, beside Lionel Messi, one of the greater talents that have dressed the elastic culé, and that during the trainings could appreciate the 'wonders' that did with the balloon but that never moved to the lawn of the Camp Nou.

With the arrival of Xavi his exit accelerated , since the egarense left clear that would not have he in his sportive project and that the best solution for all the parts was to find him a new destination. Here it was where Gerrard intercedió and 'put hand' to achieve his cession that, later, would reveal that it still is in shape and that it can be important for the offensive 'peasant'. His good moment in England cost him to be summoned again to the Seleçao, and his aim goes through to win a place in the World-wide of Catar 2022. After several months of 'proof', the English have stepped advance and have agreed his traspaso with the managerial culé.

His 'bequeathed' in Barcelona

After arriving from Anfield in return of 143.5 millions, his exit will leave a balance 'negative' that surpasses the 120 'kilos', something that has collaborated with the bad economic situation that crosses the entity. In his first half year started of interesting form, accumulating 10 annotations and six assistances in 22 parties, since it signed in 2018 during the wintry market. However, the 'flame' would go turning off in his second course, attaining grieve 11 targets and five passes of goal in 54 commitments.

It is important to stand out that his career in Catalonia was marked by two injuries of knee that carried him to the operating theatre, something that collaborated with his low performance. In his last period before splitting in condition of loan to the Premier grieve saw door in two occasions in 16 duels, leaving like this a 'bequeathed' of 26 goals in 106 parties, a sum paupérrima for what cost to the arks barcelonistas.

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