Philippe Coutinho transfer: Aston Villa could give Barcelona veteran a lifeline in Premier League
Barcelona’s Philippe Coutinho could join Aston Villa on loan in January with the Premier League side examining the Brazilian’s situation at Camp Nou.
The 29-year-old is not in favor in Catalonia and needs a return to full fitness ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar and ex-teammate Steven Gerrard is now in charge of Villa Park .
CBS Sports transfer insider Fabrizio Romano has confirmed information that was originally broken by COPE’s Helena Condis and added that Coutinho was raised with three separate EPL clubs.
The former Inter Milan man left Liverpool for Barca in 2018 but the South American’s Blaugrana change did not work out the way he or the club had hoped with a stint in Germany with the giants of the Bundesliga, Bayern Munich in 2019-2020.
Villa, currently 13th in a Premier League table affected by COVID-19, is in direct contact with Coutinho’s representative, but any deal is far from being agreed upon and considered to be concluded by either party.
The Rio de Janeiro man is receptive to the possibility of a Xavi-led La Liga departure and would join compatriot Douglas Luiz in Birmingham if the move happened with another Brazilian, Wesley, set to return home in ready after an unsuccessful period. back with Club Brugge.