Mercato | Mercato – Barcelona: A final obstacle for the departure of Philippe Coutinho?

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Posted on January 6, 2022 at 6.30 p.m. by Pierrick Levallet

In great difficulty at FC Barcelona since his arrival in 2018, Philippe Coutinho is getting closer and closer to a return to the Premier League. However, negotiations between the Catalan club and Aston Villa could come to a halt due to an important detail.

Eager to build a new team in order to regain success and glory on European scale, FC Barcelona would bet heavily on the transfer market in order to best strengthen the workforce of Xavi . But for this, the Catalan club are also counting on a few departures in order to reduce their payroll. With this in mind, Joan Laporta would have placed a few names on the transfer list, like that of Philippe Coutinho. Recruited in 2018 to replace Neymar , the 29-year-old has never really been able to live up to the expectations placed on him. Quickly, the Brazilian caught the thunder of Blaugrana fans and is now seen as an undesirable at Barca. During this winter transfer window, Philippe Coutinho would get closer and closer to a start, and more specifically to a return to the Premier League since Aston Villa would be in pole position to recover it. However, an important detail could slow down the talks between the two clubs.

Barça must take over part of Philippe Coutinho's salary

According to information shared by the journalist Rudy Galetti on his Twitter account, negotiations are still underway between FC Barcelona and Aston Villa for the loan of Philippe Coutinho . Nevertheless, the Catalan club are expected to shoulder part of the 29-year-old's attacking midfielder's salary if he joins the current 13th in the Premier League . A trend confirmed by Matteo Moretto , journalist for Sky Sports, since Aston Villa would not be able to cover all of the Brazilian's emoluments. In addition, other clubs in the English league would always follow the development of closely.Philippe Coutinho . For his part, Steven Gerrard did not fail to shower his former teammate with Liverpool with praise before discussing the rumor between his team and Philippe Coutinho .

Gerard keeps the mystery!

“He's a wonderful footballer. Sharing a dressing room and a pitch with Coutinho was an absolute pleasure. He was at a level that very few footballers reach with his imagination and creativity. His videos are there for everyone to see. Its name speaks for itself. I appreciate it being linked to Aston Villa. But he is also linked to five or six other clubs in this championship and I'm sure there is a long list of foreign clubs who are also interested in Philippe's services. He is a world-class person and player, “said the coach of Aston Villa at a press conference, in comments reported by the Daily Mirror. Subsequently, Steven Gerrard refused to speak about the future of Philippe Coutinho , out of simple respect for FC Barcelona : “I ' appreciate and respect speculation but can't say anything more. I wouldn't want that disrespect to come from there, when it comes to Aston Villa. What I will not do here or elsewhere is to talk about players who belong to other clubs. It is neither fair nor respectful. “To be continued.

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