Mercato | Mercato – Barcelona: Things are heating up for this long-awaited departure from Barça!

Posted on January 6, 2022 at 8:00 p.m. by PL updated on January 6, 2022 at 8:09 p.m.

In great difficulty at FC Barcelona, ​​Philippe Coutinho is getting closer to a return to the Premier League since Aston Villa would be interested by the Brazilian. The Premier League club would also be looking for a solution to find an agreement with Barça from an economic point of view.

In order to build a new team that can return to success on the European scale , the FC Barcelona would focus on the transfer market but also on a few departures in order to reduce its payroll. As a result, Joan Laporta would have placed a few names on the transfer list, including that of Philippe Coutinho. The Brazilian has never really lived up to the expectations placed on him and the arrival of Xavi on the Catalan bench did not make any difference to his situation. So the 29-year-old would get closer and closer to starting this winter, Aston Villa being interested in the Brazilian. Nevertheless, the salary of Philippe Coutinho could be a problem in the talks. As a result, the current 13th in the English championship would try to find a solution.

Aston Villa wants to reduce the amount of the purchase option for Coutinho

According to information from the journalist Gerard Romero , negotiations between FC Barcelona and Aston Villa would continue for Philippe Coutinho . The Premier League club would like to reduce the purchase option amount so that they can shoulder a bigger percentage of the 29-year-old's attacking midfielder's salary. At the moment, the Villans can only pay a maximum of 70% of the emoluments of Philippe Coutinho . It remains to be seen whether, after negotiations, the two clubs will find common ground on economic terms. To be continued.

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