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THE ASTON VILLA COACH ANSWERS

Steven Gerrard talks about Aston Villa's interest in Coutinho

Published:6/01/2022 - 21:32h

Updated:6/01/2022 - 21:32h

Aston Villa have positioned themselves as the main candidate to take over the services of Philippe Coutinho this winter and now their coach has responded to the rumors

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The FC Barcelona is working almost no rest to achieve 'undo' of Philippe Coutinho in this window of wintry transfers. The Aston Villa has positioned like the main candidate to do with the services of the Brazilian, although there is a lot of 'fringes' for resolving in the negotiations with the English picture. The most positive point is that the footballer is had to abandon the Camp Nou and facilitate the way to Villa Park.

There reencontraría with one of his ex mates of the Liverpool, Steven Gerrard, the one who from principles of the month of November carries the reins of the Aston Villa, after his go through the Rangers. Now, andl trainer has 'wetted' regarding the situation of the Brazilian, the one who has been directly linked with the club. The one of Merseyside has pronounced in this regard and has not denied absolutely at all of the supposed interest.

"I appreciate that his name [of Coutinho] was linked to our club, but there is other five teams of the Premier and others of Europe that also sound for him", stood out Gerrard, adding that "I respect the speculations, but are in a moment of the season in which they move a lot of names".

The ex footballer aimed that it is entirely "sure" that they will have other clubs that "also will be linked with the services of Philippe" because "we are speaking of an individual player of world-wide class", sentenced. Like this then , the trainer of the Aston Villa has not closed the doors to the traspaso of the player of the Barça, but aims that there will be competition by him in the Premier League.

It will arrive Coutinho to the Aston Villa?

Still the negotiations are under way, but from the Barça expect that they resolve in the next days and, finally, Coutinho do his cases. His exit is necessary to generate 'fair play' financial and like this inscribe to Ferran Torres in LaLiga. With what free of his wage, will apply the rule '1 to 2' that will allow to the culés utiizar the half of what have saved .

However, everything aims to that the Barça will have to pay a percentage of his wage in the Aston Villa, place is very high and the English group will not be able to assume it in his whole. The next days will be key so that it finish to resolve this subject, but for the moment from the Camp Nou are more than positive in this regard.

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