Coutinho returns to the Premier League

Midfielder Philippe Coutinho officially returned to the Premier League with Aston Villa on loan until the end of this season.

Coutinho returns to the Premier League

Coutinho finds new opportunities at Aston Villa

True to British media information, Philippe Coutinho has officially joined Aston Villa on a 6-month loan from Barcelona. Thus, Coutinho will return to the Premier League to play after exactly 4 years of leaving.

In January 2018, Coutinho left Liverpool to move to Barcelona for up to 142 million pounds. Until now, Coutinho is still the player with the highest transfer price in the history of Liverpool as well as the Premier League.

Coutinho is expected by Barcelona to replace Neymar’s position. However, this attacking midfielder quickly disappoints because it does not fit the football philosophy at Camp Nou. Despite scoring 21 goals in his first season and a half at Barcelona, ​​Coutinho was still considered a failure.

In the summer of 2019, Coutinho moved to Bayern on loan and with this club won the treble in the 2019/2020 season. After that, Coutinho was forced to return to Barcelona because Bayern refused to spend money to buy him outright. This time, the situation of the Brazilian midfielder is worse. He had to sit on the bench from the time of Ronald Koeman to the time of Xavi.

Also because he wanted to find a chance to save his career, Coutinho agreed to move to a mid-range club like Aston Villa. At Villa Park, Coutinho will be working with his former Liverpool team-mate, coach Steven Gerrard.

According to expert hunter Fabrizio Romano, Aston Villa will have to pay 65% ​​of salary (including tax) for Coutinho. In contrast, Barcelona accepted concessions, setting an optional buy-out clause in this deal. Coutinho will fly to England tomorrow to complete the final procedures to join Villa.