Philippe Coutinho during a party with Aston Villa


Barça sets a date for the decision on the future of Coutinho

Published:3/05/2022 - 12:53h

Updated:3/05/2022 - 12:54h

Barcelona wants to square accounts before the summer market begins. That is why they have let Aston Villa know how much time they have to decide whether or not they will exercise Coutinho's purchase option

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The time runs and the FC Barcelona wants to resolve all his pending subjects to face the market of signings of the best way. The cession of Philippe Coutinho to the Aston Villa served to inscribe to Ferran Torres and reduce part of the load salarial of the first team. However, his future still continues in the limbo and to finals of this month of May the ones of Birmingham have to give an answer that clear all the panorama.

The performance of 'Cou' has gone in hammered. It began marking two goals and delivering two assistances in the first three commitments with the elastic 'peasant'. Afterwards, it annotated in two occasions more with another pass of included goal, what caused that Steven Gerrard, trainer and main valedor of his arrival, expressed publicly his wish that the directors of the club exerted the option of purchase of 40 million euros that planted the Barça in his loan.

Nevertheless, the Brazilian has not been able to be determinant in the last six meetings where has been headline, although several English means ensure that the technician follows trusting he and wishes to retain him for 2022/23. By his part, the Barcelona needs to do box with his sale, so much to attain more 'fair play' financial with LaLiga as to sign a leading centre of world-wide size like Robert Lewandowski.

The culés want that the operation resolve before 30 June, as it is the date where the players culminate agreement and would help to the club to square the accounts. The Villa could decline the option of purchase to negotiate a discount by the footballer, that at present has a value of market of 20 millions according to 'Transfermarkt', by what an intermediate point could benefit to both parts. It will be necessary to see how defines this new 'case'.

The Newcastle, after his steps

In spite of that the Barcelona wants that the 'canarinho' continue in the Aston Villa, the true is that the Newcastle also has added integers to do with his services. The 'urracas' want to compete by the title and are gathering all the pieces to create a sportive project winner. In principle, they would keep intact his emolumentos and would not put 'peros' in the price of the traspaso. In spite of this, everything will happen first by hands of Countinho, the one who will have the last word in the subject.

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