Philippe Coutinho reveals his ‘wish’ after making key Aston Villa admission
Aston Villa loanee Philippe Coutinho has revealed he is ‘very happy’ with being at the club, and it was his ‘wish’ to return to England.
The Brazilian returned to the Premier League following a tricky spell at Barcelona. Indeed, Coutinho has quickly found his feet with Aston Villa.
The 29-year-old has scored two goals and assisted two in a Villa shirt.
Clearly, he is enjoying being back in England. He revealed that he is relishing the opportunity to play in the Premier League again, which was his choice.
“I am very happy,” he told ESPN Brazil.
“It was my wish to return to play in England and play in the Premier League again. I’m glad I’m having this opportunity and I’m very happy.”
Coutinho also seems grateful to be given the opportunity to star at Aston Villa.
“I work hard every day to play well and contribute with good results for the club I play for. And of course, I really wanted to return to the Premier League, I am at a brilliant club that makes me very happy,” he added.
Joe Gomez number 1 target for Gerrard at Aston Villa this summer
Liverpool defender Joe Gomez is Steven Gerrard’s number 1 target for Aston Villa this summer
It is clear that Coutinho is working hard to be the best player he can be for the side.
“All the players give their best so that we can achieve our goals as a team. I always work to make things work out,” he said.
West Ham look to poach Coutinho
In other news, West Ham are reportedly plotting a snare for Coutinho. They have, however, been warned of how that could be dangerous by transfer insider Dean Jones.
“I think West Ham will be mindful of what they’re signing in Coutinho, if they were to go down that path. Because it would take a lot of money,” he said.
Indeed, Villa have the option to take him permanently, for just £33million. Given the good relationship the club and player have formed, it is likely they will want to do that.
However, other clubs getting involved would see the price rocket. As such, it may be best for West Ham to stay out of the way.
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