Coutinho joined Barcelona from Liverpool in 2016 immediately after Jurgen Klopp took over Liverpool as a manager. He was arguably one of the best midfielders during his time at Liverpool. He developed himself and attracted interest from many clubs in the world.
In 2016 he signed a mega-deal with Barcelona making him the second-most expensive player after Neymar Jr. He has since then not left up to expectations since he joined the club. He was to be the perfect replacement for Iniesta.
Steven Gerrard has decided to bring his former team meet to the club he manages now. They had spent a couple of seasons together with Gerrard under the reign of former Liverpool manager and current Leicester manager.
A club statement from Aston Villa confirming his signature was released.
Aston Villa and FC Barcelona have agreed on terms for Philippe Coutinho to spend the rest of this season on loan at Villa Park.
The agreement, which is subject to the player completing a medical and receiving a work permit, also includes an option to buy and Philippe will travel to Birmingham in the next 48 hours.