Philippe Coutinho has completed a permanent switch to Aston Villa from Barcelona in a deal the LaLiga giants announced was worth 20million euros (£17m), according to Dailymail.
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.
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.’
Coutinho joined Barcelona from Liverpool in 2018 in a deal worth £146million but despite helping the Spanish club to two league titles, he spent the 2019-20 season on loan at Bayern Munich.