Life at FC Barcelona hasn’t been as expected for the record fee FC Barcelona signing and the most expensive signing in Spanish League history. In this article, we shall discuss how Coutinho to Aston Villa under Steven Gerrard is the perfect deal.
1)Gerrard relation with Coutinho
Being a former Liverpool player and a former teammate of Gerrard, it is the perfect understanding and partnership which can revive the career Coutinho. The Aston Villa gaffer being a former team-mate understands the strengths, weaknesses, and the perfect position for Coutinho. Gerrard in the recent press conference appreciated Coutinho’s quality and claimed him to be a world-class player.
2)Failed Emi Buendia transfer
Despite winning the bidding war over Arsenal to sign Emi Buendia from Norwich as the Grealish replacement, things haven’t gone to plan for the Argentine.
Despite playing 17 games, he has registered only 1 goal and 3 assists. Getting Coutinho on loan can help them not only solve creativity problems but if Gerrard uses him in the way he played in Liverpool then expect some screamers.
3)A short term Grealish replacement
Although not the same type of players, if things work out and Gerrard can bring out the older version of Coutinho, then he might as well become a short-term Grealish replacement. He has the capability to hit those peaks again.
4)Big wages off the wage bill
From FC Barcelona’s perspective, this is a no-brainer deal. Huge wages of the bill and there seems to be no plan for Coutinho as Xavi relies much more on the younger La Masia and Barcelona B players. So it completely makes sense and if we can include an option to buy /obligation to buy in that loan deal it would make Coutinho to Aston Villa a much better deal.