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Steven Gerrard was able to snatch a Premier League goal Liverpool have been chasing after a report revealed that Aston Villa are aiming for an impressive coup in the Premier League.
Gerrard has already used his former Liverpool connections to secure the arrival of Philippe Coutinho on loan. The Brazilian will look to regain his vibrant best at Villa Park after his Barcelona dream turned into a nightmare.
Many expected Gerrard to be promised money to spend when he chose to drop Rangers for Aston Villa. And according to Sky Sports, the Coutinho coup may not be his last act this month.
They report that Aston Villa are looking for Liverpool goalie Yves Bissouma.
The Brighton star, 25, has developed into one of the league’s most effective midfielders. He has regularly earmarked for a switch to a club vying for the best honors, particularly Liverpool.
Last summer, the Reds opted out of a direct replacement for Georginio Wijnaldum. And with James Milner now 35, a mindset suggested a midfield addition could be on the cards in 2022.
Bissouma – which could impose a fee of up to £ 40m. – was confirmed to have been one long-term goal at Anfield in October.
Men pr Sky Sports, Villa are looking to steal a march and deprive Liverpool of what would be a great addition to their midfield.
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Bissouma is currently on AFCON service at Mali and has entered into the last 18 months of his contract with Seagulls.
That puts Brighton in an uncertain position for probably their most valuable asset. If they can not convince him to write new terms, a sale will quickly become an option and there will be no shortage of suitors.
Nevertheless, Graham Potter recently insisted he expects no players to leave AMEX this month.
“I expect all of our players will be with us by the end of January,” Potter said at a news conference Thursday. “There is a lot of speculation out there, but nothing to report.”
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Coutinho transfer assessed after Villa warning
Meanwhile, Villa will not get the same Coutinho who lit up the Premier League in Liverpool, an expert has warned.
Coutinho has joined Gerrard’s team on loan until the end of the season. However, the deal also offers an opportunity to buy for around £ 33 million.
talkSPORT passionate Simon Jordan praised the Coutinho agreement. However, he warned Villa that the 29-year-old has changed markedly since leaving Liverpool four years ago.
“I think that says a lot about Steven Gerrard and his ability to be able to attract certain players, because in the first place, this is a relationship born out of Liverpool,” Jordan said. talkSPORT (via Birmingham Mail).
“Look, on paper it looks like a wonderful signing. This is a player who has played 99 games over the last four or five years. So it is not the same player who left Liverpool who really set fire to the heather. .
“It’s also a smart move from Villa because there is no transfer fee involved. I would add that at best 50% of the salary is covered.
“So in Premier League terms, while it has star dust over it and it looks like a good deal of business, financially speaking, in a January window, Villa have gone out and spent about seven or eight million quid.
“They have gone and got a player. Collected half of his salary, for example £ 150,000 a week and went and got him for 26 weeks. So when you look at it from that point of view, it looks like something. , which will really get people’s interest going. ”
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