Barcelona are willing to sell Coutinho at a lower price and Villa could pay gerrard’s former team-mate $25m

2022-05-11 0 By

Barcelona midfielder Philippe Coutinho is enjoying his return to premier League football at Villa.He made three appearances for Aston Villa under Steven Gerrard, scoring two goals and two assists.Philippe Coutinho scored against Manchester United in round 22 of the Premier League.The Barcelona midfielder added another goal and two assists against Leeds united in the barclays Premier League round 24.Philippe Coutinho seems to be rediscovering his old world-class form at Aston Villa.Barcelona’s loan deal for Coutinho states that Aston Villa have the option of buying the player for 33m pounds at the end of his loan term.That is about a third of what Barca paid for the former Liverpool midfielder.Barcelona paid £105m to prise Coutinho away from Anfield in 2017.Coutinho failed to live up to expectations at the Nou Camp and Barcelona are now keen to shed the multi-billion pound player in order to reduce their wage bill.In the meantime, foreign media have reported that Barcelona believe Aston Villa will find it difficult to pay coutinho’s 33 million pound transfer fee and that the Spanish giants are willing to consider a price cut.Villa have been linked with a £25m bid for coutinho, with Barcelona still to negotiate a deal between the clubs.