Philippe Coutinho: Aston Villa's new signing ready to play vs Man Utd in Premier League after completing medical

Philippe Coutinho will be ready to play in Saturday's match against Manchester United after completing his medical.

Coutinho is currently in France completing paperwork for his work permit and will join up with his new team-mates on Wednesday to take part in his first training session.

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After recovering from Covid, it is thought that the former Reds player will make himself available for the game against United on Saturday, which is live on Sky Sports.

Philippe is currently in the process of getting his immigration papers and we are looking forward to getting him on the training pitch with the group on Wednesday at Bodymoor.

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The best moments of the season for Philippe Coutinho.

He is an outstanding footballer who has a very impressive CV.

I am very excited that we have been able to bring him on board, and I am looking forward to working with him.

He is a player I enjoyed playing with and I know the rest of the squad will benefit from his experience. His presence will be important because of the injuries and the reduced attacking options.

What are the details of the loan?

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Roy thinks Steven Gerrard would have been involved in Philippe Coutinho's decision to join Villa.

The deal includes an option to buy the Brazilian for a fee of more than 30 million dollars at the end of the season.

Sky Sports News has been told that Villa are paying less than 50 per cent of Coutinho's weekly wage, plus bonuses, and that he agreed to a pay cut, with other clubs offering deals that would have seen him earn 100 per cent of his Barcelona wage.

The Brazil player knows Steven Gerrard from their time together atLiverpool, and is said to know a lot about Villa and their squad.

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Andy Brassell, a European football journalist, says the signing of Philippe Coutinho was the most disastrous in the club's history.

Villa is an ambitious club that are building something special for the future, and that is why Coutinho wanted to return to England and play regular football.

After signing for Barcelona for a club-record fee of over one hundred million dollars in January of last year, Philippe Coutinho has struggled to hold down a first-team place at the club and spent the last season on loan at German club FCB.

The analysis shows that Coutinho could fill the void.

I love that guy.
Jack Grealish is on February 4, 2015.

One of Jack Grealish's favourite players to watch was Philippe Coutinho. "He always has that one, where he goes left and drops a little shimmy, which is what I like doing myself." The journey has come full circle.

While Grealish was able to earn a £100m move to Manchester City, Coutinho was able to replace him at Villa. It will be an ideal signing if the Brazilian can repeat the form that took him to Barcelona.

Can Coutinho fill the void at Villa Park?

The image compares Philippe Coutinho's last season atLiverpool to his last season at Barcelona.

There are similarities between the two players. Grealish praised the ability of Coutinho to go past players who aren't there and that is what Villa loved about their former captain. They missed out on the player who can make things happen.

Is Grealish still idolising the Coutinho? His career has been drifting at Barcelona since he left the team, but there is time for him to regain his best form. If Grealish is inspired by being the main man at Villa Park, there is fun to be had.

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