Philippe Coutinho with Aston Villa

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Agreement for Coutinho! Barça will sell the Brazilian to Villa

Published:11/05/2022 - 21:42h

Updated:11/05/2022 - 23:50h

Philippe Coutinho will officially be a new Aston Villa player in the next few hours. Barça and the English club reached an agreement on Wednesday, so the Brazilian will continue at the villainous club for several more years

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The FC Barcelona and Philippe Coutinho will separate his ways permanently from this Wednesday. The Catalan group was in research to undo of the footballer, that was not in the plans of Xavi Hernández for the future. A lot of teams were after his steps, but the good performance showed by the Brazilian in the Premier has convinced to the Aston Villa and to Steven Gerrard to follow having he during several years more, by what have exerted his option of purchase.

Like this it has done it know the recognised journalist Fabrizio Romano, that has confirmed through his account of Twitter the agreement between both clubs for the traspaso of the player. "Total agreement reached between Barcelona and Aston Villa by Philippe Coutinho. The agreement now is complete and smart to be announced: Coutinho will turn into player of Aston Villa in a permanent agreement", was the published by the Italian in the social network.

Of the same form, the previously quoted source has ensured that Steven Gerrard has played an important paper in the contracting of Coutinho. The trainer of the villains, that shared changing room with the midfield player during his stage in Liverpool, was more than interested in retaining it, and did it know publicly. "Obviously, we want to Coutinho here", sentenced of conclusive form the English technician when being asked after the situation of the of Rio de Janeiro.

The operation would close around the 20 million euros, the half of what was stipulated in the option of purchase imposed by the Barcelona to the British. However, the feeling from Can Barça is of relief, since the sale of the mediocampista will leave a net profit to the institution by the price of traspaso that will be contabilizado in the economic exercise of the campaign 2021-2022. Of this form, the culés would attain to recess the limit salarial negative that possess in the fair play Financial of LaLiga, in addition to saving the 13.5 millions of the wage of the player.

A disappointing signing

The true is that the 'adventure' of Coutinho in the City Condal was far to fulfil with what expected . The footballer arrived to the Camp Nou after being one of the main figures of the Liverpool, where was key in the diagram of Jurgen Klopp. In Barcelona, saw it like the relief of Iniesta in the medullary culé, but never fulfilled the expectations that had of him. The international with the 'verdeamarela' never found his place in the Barcelona group, where left a balance of 25 goals and 13 assistances along 106 meetings contested. Now, it expects to go back to his best state of form in the league that saw it shine.

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