Posted on January 10, 2022 at 5:45 pm by BC
While FC Barcelona and Aston Villa announced an agreement for the loan of Philippe Coutinho, the latter successfully passed his medical examination, to the delight of Steven Gerrard.
Philippe Coutinho's return to Premier League is now imminent! A few days ago, the FC Barcelona and Aston Villa announced the existence of a loan agreement for the Brazil international, who has agreed to cut his salary to commit to the Villans. However, a major detail remained to be resolved in this case, the medical examination of the attacking midfielder, forcing FC Barcelona to be patient before being able to register Ferran Torres with La Liga. An obstacle lifted on Monday afternoon as confirmed by Aston Villa . Philippe Coutinho passed his medical examination and is currently in France in order to obtain a work permit. For his part, Steven Gerrard is impatient to be able to count on his rookie.
“I am really happy that we were able to recruit him”
“Philippe is currently finalizing his immigration papers and we are impatient to find him on the field of training with the group on Wednesday at Bodymoor. He is an exceptional footballer who has a very impressive CV, marked by many prestigious titles. I'm really happy we were able to recruit him and look forward to working with him. He's a player I've enjoyed playing with before and I know the rest of the Aston Villa squad will benefit from his quality and experience. His presence will be invaluable given that injuries and the CAN have reduced our offensive options, ”said Steven Gerrard on the Aston Villa website .