FilGoal | News | Sport: Coutinho is close to moving to Aston Villa


Spanish newspaper Sport revealed that Aston Villa are close to signing Barcelona player Philippe Coutinho this January.

According to the newspaper, Coutinho was convinced of the need to leave Barcelona in order to have a chance to participate in order to join the Brazil national team before the 2022 World Cup.

On the other hand, Barcelona also wants the player out in order to reduce the value of salaries in the team so that he can register Ferran Torres in his list.

Coutinho and his agent are working on a return to the English Premier League, because it is the place that witnessed his brilliance before with Liverpool in the best periods of his football career.

According to Sport, Aston Villa is the club currently closest to an agreement with Barcelona and the player to include him during the month of January, as the two teams’ management are close to reaching an agreement on obtaining the player on loan with the right to buy at the end of the season.

Quetino struggled this season to get into Xavi’s plans, and before him Ronald Koeman was unable to get a real chance to participate despite recovering from injury.

Since the beginning of the season, Coutinho has participated with Barcelona in 16 matches, during which he scored two goals.


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