Aston Villa fan feed Villa Report has shared an image of new signing Philippe Coutinho seemingly on his way to Birmingham.
The screenshot, taken from the Instagram story of the 29-year-old’s wife Ainee, shows the player on the flight to England.
Villa announced on Friday that they had agreed a deal with Barcelona to take the Brazil international on loan until the end of the season. In the summer, they will then have an option, rather than an obligation, to buy him for a fee of £33m.
The excitement around Coutinho
This will be Coutinho’s second spell in English football after his earlier stint at Liverpool. The Brazilian scored 54 goals and provided 45 assists in 201 appearances across five years at Anfield.
His last loan move, which took him to Bundesliga outfit Bayern Munich in 2019/20, saw him win the Champions League.
Furthermore, Coutinho has previously been named in the PFA Team of the Year, the World Cup Fan Dream Team and the Europa League Squad of the Season, while Barcelona spent a cool £142m to bring him to La Liga four years ago, so that illustrates the stature of player that Villa are getting.
Here’s how some fans reacted to the image of the 29-year-old making his way back to England.
These Villa fans erupt as Coutinho jets in
“Omg he’s nearly here”
“BIG CLUB / INCOMING”
“I’m at the airport mate”
“cannot comprehend this is really happening”
“#UTV Such an exciting player, can’t wait to see him wear claret and blue”
In other news, Villa are in advanced talks over this potential deal
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