If something has become clear about the transfer market of FC Barcelona, it is that the Catalans need to release a salary mass to be able to undertake registrations, not signings. The condition of Sergio Agüero, who has had to retire from football, has allowed the registration of Dani Alves, a free agent who will charge the minimum. Now, to accommodate Ferran Torres, Barça will have to release ballast.
There are not a few players that the Barça management is trying to offer in the market. Among them we find footballers who were stars in their day but who have not been able to regain their level, such as Samuel Umtiti or Philippe Coutinho (29 years old). Precisely, the departure of the Brazilian is key to cleaning up the culé economic situation, as he is the footballer who earns the most from the squad.
Meeting with Steven Gerrard?
Coutinho, who rose to stardom at Liverpool, has several offers from England. But in the last hours, it seems that the most satisfactory, both for the footballer and for Barça, is that of Aston Villa, by Steven Gerrard. As Helena Condis points out, Catalans and English would be negotiating the transfer of Cou, to the villain set, in an operation until the end of the season.
For his part, Rudy Galetti, a journalist from Sky Sport, affirms that the operation is almost closed. At this time Barça and Aston Villa would be negotiating the details of the transfer and the salary received by the carioca. Coutinho’s goodbye is vital to be able to register Ferran, whose entry to the team could be delayed until the middle of the month.
👉 Coutinho: Barça is negotiating with Aston Villa the ASSIGNMENT of @Phil_Coutinho. Negotiation sources tell me that they are working on the agreement so that it will go on loan until the end of the season there. Cited in @sportscope @tjcope @partidazocope
– Helena Condis Edo (@HelenaCondis) January 5, 2022