Philippe Coutinho on Vasco da Gama radar-Xinhua

Philippe Coutinho on Vasco da Gama radar

Source: Xinhua

Editor: huaxia

2024-05-14 15:30:15

RIO DE JANEIRO, May 14 (Xinhua) -- Philippe Coutinho could return to his original club Vasco da Gama in Brazil's upcoming mid-season transfer window, according to media reports in the South American country.

The Rio de Janeiro outfit is preparing an offer to sign the 31-year-old on loan with an option to make the deal permanent, Globo Esporte reported on Monday.

Coutinho, who spent this season at Qatar's Al-Duhail, has two years left on his contract with Aston Villa but is not expected to be a part of the Premier League side's plans next season.

The former Brazil international joined Vasco da Gama as a 16-year-old and made 19 first-team appearances for the club before earning a move to Inter Milan.

In addition to the Italian Serie A giants, he has had spells at Espanyol, Liverpool, Barcelona and Bayern Munich.

Brazil's winter transfer window runs from July 10 to September 2.