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The latest on Philippe Coutinho’s proposed Aston Villa move

The latest on Philippe Coutinho’s proposed Aston Villa move

Aston Villa struggling under Gerrard

The summer transfer window was supposed to signal a step up for Aston Villa, with the club reinvesting the 100 million pounds they received for Jack Grealish in several players in order to spread the quality across their side.

However, it has since not panned out that way. The Villans have struggled this campaign thus far, and were forced to part ways with former boss Dean Smith after a run of five successive defeats.

In came new headmaster Steven Gerrard, having experienced success with Rangers, and while things picked up in the immediate games after his arrival, they have reverted to type in recent outings.

A defeat against Brentford, their 11th already after just 19 games, leaves Villa in a lowly 13th place in the Premier League table at half distance, and with the club desperately needing reinforcements.

Coutinho on the way?

Now, as per reports in Spain, the Claret and Blue may just have found one in the form of Barcelona midfielder, and former teammate of Gerrard, Philippe Coutinho.

The Brazilian is free to depart the Camp Nou this January, with Barcelona needing to sell in order to register new signing Ferran Torres, and it is Aston Villa that are reportedly close to sealing a deal for him.

As per the generally reliable Matteo Moretto, Coutinho is now very close to a return to the Premier League, with a deal to be announced soon.

Will he be the man to help end the Villa struggles?

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This article was edited by Conor Laird.

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7 Manchester United 20 3 32
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