Sources: Steven Gerard and Aston Villa push to close Coutinho deal

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Philippe Coutinho (29) could return very soon to the Premier League. The place where he became one of the best players in the world and that is why he moved to Barcelona in January 2018 for 150 million euros.

Coutinho agreed to the idea of leaving Barça in the upcoming transfer windowIt after Xavi informed the player that he is on is plans and he could leave.

Sources told Shay Lugassi and Barca Times that Aston Villa coach, Steven Gerrard, is pushing hard for the move and the English club believe he will be the key man because of his good relationship with the Brazilian player who played with him at Liverpool.

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Talks between Barça and the English club are ongoing and some people at both clubs say they expect to close the player’s joining in the coming days. It should be remembered that Coutinho gets a lot of money in Barcelona, something like 15-16 million euros per season and in order to move to another club, the Brazilian will have to cut quite a bit of money..

In addition there are 4 other clubs in the Premier League that are interested in Coutinho but at the moment it seems that the team of the former Liverpool legend is considered a favorite.

Sources close to the player say Coutinho’s next club will be based on the football project.

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