Barcelona star Philippe Coutinho has finally joined English Premier League side Aston Villa from the Spanish La Liga side. The Brazil international is currently on loan at Aston Villa, but the English side has decided to make the move permanent.
Coutinho who joined Barcelona from Liverpool few years ago failed to live up to expectations at the Camp Nou and was loaned out to Bayern Munich in 2020. He returned to the club after a year and was unable to break into Barca’s starting line up.
FC Barcelona released an official statement on their website to announce Philippe Coutinho’s permanent move to Aston Villa
“FC Barcelona and Aston Villa have reached an agreement to transfer Philippe Coutinho for 20 million euro. The Club have inserted a 50% sell-on clause for any future sale of the player,” the club stated.
“FC Barcelona 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.”