If he leaves Barcelona, the Brazilian player hopes to return to England
Goal can confirm that Barcelona midfielder Coutinho has attracted strong interest from Villa, Everton and Liverpool.
Coutinho wants to return to England to play more than returning to his home country of Brazil. Although there is no official offer yet, a direct dialogue seems to be at hand.
At the same time, Barcelona is eager to cleanse the player to reduce salary expenditures, to register new aid Ferran Torres, and promote other transactions.
The 29-year-old Coutinho has few opportunities in Barcelona. In the past two seasons, he has only started 13 times in the league. Barcelona is ready to sell him.
The England that Coutinho is familiar with may be a place for him to reinvigorate his career.
At present, it is not feasible to transfer back to Brazil to play, because it does not meet Coutinho’s career plan, and his salary is too high.
Villa, Everton and Liverpool are all potential next homes for Coutinho. His former Liverpool teammate Gerrard is now coaching Villa, and it is possible to return to Merseyside.