Aston Villa have closed the signing of Philippe Coutinho from Barcelona on loan until the end of the season.
The club announced last Friday that they had reached an agreement for the midfielder. The 29-year-old arrived in Birmingham on Tuesday and the club later confirmed the move had been completed.
Coutinho, who will wear shirt number 23, returns to the Premier League, where he spent five years with Liverpool between 2013 and 2018. The Brazilian international will be reunited with his former Reds teammate Steven Gerrard, who replaced Dean Smith. as coach of the Villains in November.
After enduring a cycle full of ups and downs with Barcelona, Coutinho could make his debut in this weekend’s Premier League game with Manchester United. The villain team is 14th in the standings with 22 points.
Gerrard’s men come from being eliminated this Monday against United in the 32nd final of the FA Cup.
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