Brazil will try to find good football again with a return to the Premier League
Barcelona this Friday morning (07) announced the loan of midfielder Philippe Coutinho from England to Aston Villa until the end of the season. Brazilians will be loaned until the middle of the year, ie the end of the season, with the option to buy at the end of the term. Despite the official announcement being made by both sides, the midfielder will still have to undergo medical examinations and obtain a work permit in the United Kingdom.
Coutinho is expected to introduce himself to the new club in Birmingham over the next 48 hours. He was requested by current Aston Villa coach, Englishman Steven Gerrard, a former Liverpool teammate, when the midfielder won the best moment of his career, right in the Premier League controversy. They worked together between 2012 and 2015. At Aston Villa, Philippe Coutinho will also meet another friend: midfielder Douglas Luiz, ex-Vasco. Currently, both are teammates in the Brazil national team.
The idea of Gerard and the athlete himself is a re-encounter with good football. Since being hired by Barcelona in 2018, Coutinho has not been able to repeat the good performances of other Moments. In 106 official games for Barca, only 26 goals were scored, as well as crediting Bayern Munich, where he was the Champions League champion in the 2019/2020 season.
Prior to this, speculation had begun on Brazilians over other European football teams such as Newcastle and Arsenal, both from England. Recently, his name was also associated with Flamengo, especially when directors Marcos Brez (vice president of soccer) and Bruno Spindel (director of soccer) were in Europe looking for a new coach for the club.
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