EPL: Coutinho officially leaves Barcelona on permanent deal
Aston Villa have signed Philippe Coutinho from Barcelona on a permanent deal.
Barcelona on Thursday, confirmed they had accepted a €20million fee with the Premier League club.
The Catalans have also inserted a sell-on clause of 50 percent for any future transfer.
Coutinho, who joined Villa on loan in January, became Barca’s record signing when he joined from Liverpool for €160m in January 2018.
In a statement, the LaLiga giants said they “would like to publicly state their thanks to Philippe Coutinho for his commitment and dedication, and wish him success and all the best for the future.”
Villa had an option to sign Coutinho for €40m at the end of the current season, but were not willing to invest so much money.