Coutinho at another English club?
Media365 editorial staff, published on Thursday April 21, 2022 at 5:30 p.m.
On loan from Barça to Aston Villa, Philippe Coutinho could join another Premier League team next season.
According to Mundo DeportivoAston Villa and Newcastle United would be interested in the Brazilian from FC Barcelona. Coutinho is on loan at Villa until the end of the season and his contract at Camp Nou runs until the summer of 2023. But it is understood he wants to stay in the Premier League. Villa want to keep the playmaker beyond the expiry of his loan but they want to renegotiate the agreed €40m purchase option. Newcastle would have no problem triggering it.
Newcastle gets involved
Newcastle were bought by a Saudi government-linked investment fund earlier in the season and pushed through the January transfer window. They signed Kieran Trippier, Chris Wood, Bruno Guimaraes, Dan Burn and Matt Target during a busy January. But that’s nothing compared to what they have planned for the summer window. Coutinho, born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, has contributed six goals and three assists for Villa in all competitions this year.