A press release issued by club English Friday reads: “Aston Villa and Barcelona have reached an agreement for the transfer of Philippe Coutinho to spend the rest of the season in course at the Villa Park in loan”.
He continued: “The contract, which will become official after the player has undergone a medical examination and obtained the work permit, provides for the possibility of buying the player”, recalling that questThe latter will travel to Birmingham in the next 48 hours.
Coutinho (29) joined Barcelona from Liverpool in 2018 but struggled to find his levels in the “Camp Nou” and spent the 2019-2020 season in loan to Bayern Munich and won the Champions League with him.
Interestingly, current Aston Villa manager Steven Gerrard played alongside Coutinho in Liverpool’s ranks between 2013 and 2015, before the former England international moved to the Los Angeles Galaxy.
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