Steven Gerrard wants to build on Philippe Coutinho’s qualities again in the coming season. For Aston Villa it has been clear for months that the attacking midfielder should remain on board beyond the summer and the agreed loan deal. However, the English first division club will probably not exercise the purchase option of 40 million euros.
Coutinho could instead be a lot cheaper for the Villans. According to information from ‘Mundo Deportivo’, the transfer fee for the 29-year-old is only 15 to 20 million. Coutinho’s contract at Barcelona runs until 2023.
For the Catalans, the sale is also worthwhile in view of the fact that you save the national player’s expensive salary for a season. According to the report, it is around 40 million euros that Barça has more in their account due to the early separation.