Barcelona has made official the transfer of Philippe Coutinho to Aston Villa, the team in which he has played this season on loan, for 20 million euros, a very low figure compared to what he paid Liverpool (120 million fixed plus others). 40 in variables). Of course, the Catalan club reserves 50 percent of the surplus value of a future sale of the Brazilian international. After a season on loan at Aston Villa, Coutinho has recovered his level, exciting the villain's stands and convincing Steven Gerrard, who had coincided with him at Liverpool. The footballer will sign a four-year contract, until 2026, and will seek to recover his best level.
Phil is a professional model and his impact on the group has been very clear since he joined in January. With the way he carries himself on and off the pitch, he is also a valuable role model for our younger players who can only benefit from his experience. As we look to build towards next season, it is incredible to work at a club that runs its business so decisively and smoothly." Gerrard has been Coutinho's great supporter.
It must be remembered that the 20 million euros that Barça will receive for the transfer will be a full benefit, since in 2021 the club depreciated its value and charged the pending amortization as a loss. For the purposes of LaLiga's economic fair-play, the transfer is key to lowering the negative salary limit, currently estimated at 144.3 million euros. Keep in mind that the Brazilian had one of the highest chips in the squad, with 24 million euros gross per year. Even being on loan at Aston Villa, the Barça club assumed part of his emoluments.