BREAKING: Philippe Coutinho has joined Aston Villa on loan from Barcelona for the rest of the season

Aston Villa and FC Barcelona have agreed terms for Philippe Coutinho to spend the rest of this season on loan at Villa Park.

The agreement also includes an option to buy and Philippe will travel to Birmingham in the next 48 hours.

FC Barcelona and Aston Villa have reached an agreement for the loan of the player Philippe Coutinho until the end of the season. The agreement, subject to the player passing his medical and obtaining a work permit, included an option to make the transfer permanent.

The English club will pay part of the player’s wages and the midfielder is expected to travel to Birmingham in the next few hours.

Born on 12 June 1992 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Philippe Coutinho came to Barça in January 2018. He made his debut later that moment in a Copa del Rey game against city rivals Espanyol.

In his fourth season as a Barça player, he spent the 2019/20 season on loan at Bayern Munich, the midfielder reached 100 Barça appearances in a game against Rayo Vallecano. In total he has made 106 appearances as a blaugrana, scoring 26 goals and his record is 65 wins, 24 draws and 15 defeats.

Aston Villa confirm an agreement has been reached to sign Philippe Coutinho on loan until the end of the season with an option to buy 🤝 Reunited ❤️

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