Aston Villa have signed Philippe Coutinho on permanent deal from Barcelona for an undisclosed fee.
After initially signing on loan in January, the Brazilian has penned a four-year deal to stay at Villa Park under manager Steven Gerrard.
The 29-year-old has scored four goals and made three assists in 16 Premier League appearances since joining Villa.
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.