The Birmingham club has the option to buy him for 40,000,000 euros, Newcastle also got involved in the story, according to Arsenal and Everton Philippe Coutinho revived his career by coming on loan from Barcelona to Aston Villa, but the question is whether he will stay in Birmingham after the end of the season.
It is clear that he will not return to Barcelona, but while Villa is considering whether to buy him at the end of the season for 40,000,000 euros, Newcastle joined the story, which, according to Catalan Sports, is seriously determined to hire a Brazilian.
The price is not small, but for the Magpies, after falling into the hands of too rich owners from Saudi Arabia, money is not a problem. Aston Villa has also shown with its activity in the previous transfer periods that they have money, but its reserves are not inexhaustible.
The money from this year's sale of Jack Grealish(117,000,000 euros) has already been spent on bringing in Emiliano Buendía, Leon Bailey, Danny Ings and Lucas Digne, and Villa will also is interested in Leeds midfielder Kalvin Phillips in the upcoming transfer window.
So, in order to bring Phillips and keep Coutinho, they will need at least 100,000,000, and it is logical that they need time to think carefully about buying a Brazilian. On the one hand, Coutinho did shine after returning to the Premier League and scored four and scored three goals for the new club.
However, he managed to do all that in four of the ten games he played. He did not have a concrete contribution to the other six, and Aston Villa was defeated in 4 of that 6
Newcastle have Joelinton and Miguel Almiron in the position of offensive midfielder, but their numbers are catastrophic - they played a total of 48 league matches with two goals and one assist - so the team needs refreshments.
Coutinho's experience in the Premier League and the indisputable quality that he has been demonstrating again lately in the Brazil jersey, would come to Newcastle as an ace in the top ten. At the same time, Magpies can offer significantly more than Aston Villa in terms of personal conditions.
The situation with Coutinho is being monitored by Arsenal and Everton, while Barcelona hopes that it will be resolved by June 30, and the money from his sale will be registered in the budget for the upcoming season. Many parties here could benefit from the quality of Coutnho but also the money