On Friday, midfielder Philippe Coutinho, who was sidelined at FC Barcelona, was loaned to Aston Villa until the end of the season. It was also announced that the villains have an option to buy. Now apparently the amount of this has also been leaked.
As reported by Spanish Sport, the Premier League club should be able to sign the Brazilian for €40 million after the loan expires.
At FC Barcelona, Coutinho is considered the most expensive misunderstanding in the history of the club. The 29-year-old, who was also loaned to FC Bayern in the meantime, came over from Liverpool in 2018 for a proud transfer of 135 million.
The heavily indebted Catalans have been trying for a long time to convert the Brazilian into money or at least save his high salary.
At Aston Villa, Coutinho will meet his former teammate Steven Gerrard, who took over the club in the first half of the season.