Aston Villa have agreed a deal to sign Philippe Coutinho on loan from Barcelona for the remainder of the season. The ultimate particulars have been settled on Friday for a switch below which Villa pays the majority of the Brazilian’s wage.
The transfer reunites Coutinho with Steven Gerrard, a former Liverpool teammate who’s Villa’s head coach. The pair performed collectively from 2013-15 and on Thursday Gerrard described the 29-year-old as a “particular footballer”.
Gerrard mentioned: “He’s received two league titles at Barcelona, two Copa del Reys. For those who go and take a look at his Wiki web page you’ll see a serial winner wherever he goes. He’s received 63 caps for Brazil, performed for Barcelona and was unbelievable at Liverpool.
“So I can perceive why he’s linked to lots of soccer golf equipment. I can perceive why lots of supporters up and down the nation are talking about him. I don’t assume you get a nickname of ‘The Magician’ in case you’re not a particular footballer.”
Coutinho’s time at Barcelona since a transfer from Liverpool for an preliminary £106m has in reality not been a hit and he spent the 2019-20 season on loan at Bayern Munich. Barcelona have made makes an attempt to promote him since summer season 2019 with out discovering a purchaser.