Barca star 'closing in' on EPL switch

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An FC Barcelona star has reportedly agreed to a permanent move to a Premier League club. 

Barca are expected to be one of the busier sides in the upcoming transfer window, with the LaLiga club understood to be willing to let at least nine stars leave the Camp Nou ahead of the 2022/23 season. 

Scroll through the gallery above to see some players who left Barca for the Premier League, per Transfermarkt

According to Marca, that list consists of Frenkie de Jong, Memphis Depay, Neto, Clement Lenglet, Sergino Dest, Oscar Mingueza, Samuel Umtiti, Riqui Puig, and Martin Braithwaite.

However, it does not include players who have been sent out on loan this campaign, such as Antoine Griezmann, Miralem Pjanic and Philippe Coutinho, among others.

Spanish journalist Gerard Romero has now claimed that the latter has agreed to sign permanently for Aston Villa, whom he joined on a six-month loan deal in the January transfer window.

The Brazilian is said to be happy playing under his former Liverpool teammate Steven Gerrard at Villa Park.

The rumoured transfer fee is said to be close to €20 million (R339 million), a far cry from the €135 million (R2.2 billion) the Blaugrana paid to acquire Coutinho's services from the Reds in 2017/18, while it is understood that Barca will also retain 50% of the playmaker's image rights.

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The 29-year-old has had a decent impact at the Villans, having contributed with four goals and three assists in 16 Premier League appearances so far.

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