Aston Villa have announced the permanent signing of Philippe Coutinho from Barcelona

Aston Villa have announced the permanent signing of Philippe Coutinho from Barcelona

Philippe Coutinho has completed a permanent switch to Aston Villa from Barcelona in a deal the LaLiga giants announced was worth 20million euros (£17m).

Coutinho arrived at Villa Park in January on loan for the second half of the season after being deemed surplus to requirements at Barcelona, who confirmed the deal includes a 50 per cent sell-on clause.

The former Liverpool playmaker, who has scored four times and contributed three assists, has put pen to paper on a contract that runs until 2026.

“This is a brilliant signing for Aston Villa,” head coach Steven Gerrard said on the club’s website.

“Phil is a model professional and his impact on the group has been very clear since he joined in January.”

Published: by Radio NewsHub
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