Aston Villa: Gerrard wants to keep Coutinho
Only substitute against Burnley (1-3 victory) on Saturday in the Premier League, Philippe Coutinho (29 years old, 15 games and 4 goals in the Premier League this season) remains in Steven Gerrard’s plans. The Aston Villa manager still wants to keep the attacking midfielder following his loan from FC Barcelona.
« We want him to stay here, that’s for sure, reassured the Englishman. We have 5 games to play in 15 days so Phil will have enough playing time to be satisfied. He understood the decision, he has a lot played. There’s no ego here. »
For the definitive transfer of the Brazilian, Aston Villa will have to pay the amount of the purchase option announced at 40 M€.