Coutinho has now signed on a contract running until 2026.
Aston Villa have signed former Philippe Coutinho on a permanent deal from Barcelona.
The 29-year-old moved to Villa Park on loan in January in a deal which included an option to buy at the end of the season.
The Brazilian has now signed on a contract running until 2026 for £17m and is understood to have taken a considerable wage cut from his deal in Spain.
Aston Villa is delighted to announce the permanent signing of Philippe Coutinho from Barcelona for an undisclosed fee! 🙌
— Aston Villa (@AVFCOfficial) May 12, 2022
Villa manager 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.”