Aston Villa missed out on signing Philippe Coutinho in 2013 - this is who they signed instead



Remember when Philippe Coutinho was wanted by Aston Villa?
The midfielder has just made a £142m move to Barcelona from Liverpool, to complete a star-studded forward line.
But rewind five years, when Coutinho was barely out of his teens, his agent at the time Cacau Barbosa revealed: “I can confirm Aston Villa made an enquiry for Coutinho.
“They want him, but with all due respect for the proposal made to Philippe, at this moment there is still nothing concrete to suggest an exit from Inter.”
This proved to be the ultimate “one that got away” for Villa, because a matter of weeks later he moved... read more

 
8 January 2018 in Regional West, Views: 44
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