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Aston Villa complete £17m signing of Coutinho from Barcelona with Brazilian penning four-year deal

Aston Villa complete £17m signing of Philippe Coutinho from Barcelona after impressive loan spell with the Brazilian playmaker penning a four-year contract

  • Philippe Coutinho has completed a permanent switch to Aston Villa
  • He arrived at Villa Park in January on loan for the second half of the season 
  • Barcelona confirmed the deal includes a 50 per cent sell-on clause

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.

 Philippe Coutinho has completed a permanent switch to Aston Villa from Barcelona

Head Coach Steven Gerrard said: ‘This is a brilliant signing for Aston Villa. 

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

‘With the way he conducts himself on and off the pitch, he’s also a valuable role model for our younger players who can only benefit from his experience.’

More to follow 

Coutinho arrived in January on loan after being deemed surplus to requirements at Barcelona

 Coutinho arrived in January on loan after being deemed surplus to requirements at Barcelona

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