What was an open secret has now become a reality, and that is Philippe Coutinho will sign for him Aston-Villa, where he has been on loan all season. This has been announced by FC Barcelona via Twitterin which he confirmed an agreement with the British for the transfer of the Brazilian midfielder for 20 million of euros, far from the 40 ‘kilos’ that the Catalans were asking for at first.
With this operation, FC Barcelona closes the odyssey of Philippe Coutinho, who demanded a large salary, and collects what will be the first income from his ‘sales plan’ to achieve several necessary renowned signings in the Barça squad. Both the 29-year-old footballer and Barça are happy with this operation in which Steven Gerrard It has been fundamental, and it is that English has asked for it actively and passively.
Barça closes the sale of Coutinho reserving 50% of a future sale
The FC Barcelona He has given in to the pretensions of Aston Villa and has allowed a player who cost more than 100 million euros to escape for less than a quarter of what was paid for him. However, the Catalans have reserved a 50% capital gain of a possible future sale, although it will not help them by far to make even minimally profitable a disastrous operation looking at the long term.
In spite of everything, said transfer is more than necessary in the short term if FC Barcelona wants to enjoy sufficient solvency to be able to move in the transfer market in search of signings that they need, and the fact is that the Catalans are very close to such important players like Robert Lewandowski, whom Bayern will let out and to whom they have set a minimum amount.
Philippe Coutinho It did not work out during the seasons in which he was at the Camp Nou, which were not many if we count the transfers and the time he has spent in the stands. The Brazilian was not comfortable in the Blaugrana team, but he has managed to find his place in the Premier League and shine with his own light thanks to the confidence of his former teammate and now coach, Steven Gerrard, who wanted to close his incorporation to Aston Villa in all times.