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Aston Villa youngster Ramsey: Players happy Coutinho staying

Aston Villa youngster Jacob Ramsey says the players are delighted Philippe Coutinho is staying.

Coutinho last week completed a £17.2million switch from Barcelona, having spent the first part of the year at Villa Park on loan.

It was news which delighted Ramsey, who has not been shy in tapping into the Brazil international's extensive knowledge.

Ramsey said: “He (Coutinho) is a very humble guy, really shy. But I think everyone in our changing room knows if you want advice, you go straight to him.

“He's played for big teams, Inter, Barcelona and Liverpool. Hopefully we can help bring out those qualities he has shown before."

Ramsey added: “We play in a similar position on the left-hand side so if I can learn from Phil and the gaffer I will be doing OK, I think.

“Everyone can tell Phil is really happy here and you can tell everyone is happy he's staying for four years. He gave us a big boost when he arrived back in January and hopefully he can continue that."

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