Philippe Coutinho has been on loan at Aston Villa since January, where he plays under former Liverpool team-mate Steven Gerrard. The Brazilian has signed a contract until 2026
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Philippe Coutinho has completed a permanent transfer to Aston Villa, ending his four-year Barcelona nightmare.
The Brazilian midfielder has signed a contract until 2026 and costs Villa just £17m, with a 50 per cent sell clause on any future sale sweetening the deal.
Coutinho joined Villa on loan from Barcelona in the January transfer window and has impressed while playing under former Liverpool team-mate Steven Gerrard.
Gerrard said of the deal: “This is a brilliant signing for Aston Villa. Phil is a model professional and his impact on the group has been evident since joining in January. With the way he behaves on and off the pitch, he is also a valuable role model for our younger players, who can only benefit from his experience.
“As we work towards next season, it’s incredible to work for a club that runs its business so decisively and smoothly.”
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https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/breaking-philippe-coutinho-completes-permanent-26950423 Philippe Coutinho completes £17m transfer to Aston Villa to end Barcelona nightmare