Breaking: Aston Villa sign Philippe Coutinho on permanent deal 
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Breaking: Aston Villa sign Philippe Coutinho on permanent deal 

Aston Villa have completed the signing of Philippe Coutinho from Barcelona on a permanent deal. 

"Aston Villa is delighted to announce the permanent signing of Philippe Coutinho from Barcelona for an undisclosed fee," a statement from Villa read. 

Coutinho has signed a deal with Villa until the summer of 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.

“As we look to build towards next season, it is incredible to work at a club that executes its business so decisively and smoothly.”

After initially signing on loan from the Catalan giants in January, Coutinho made an immediate impact at Villa Park with some outstanding performances.

The 29-year-old has scored four goals and contributed three assists to date.

 

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