Philippe Coutinho has returned to the Premier League, after joining Aston Villa on loan from Barcelona until the end of the season.
Villa confirmed Coutinho’s loan move in a statement on their official website on Friday.
The Brazil midfield star has now team up with former Liverpool colleague Steven Gerard who was appointed Villa manager this season.
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The statement read:”Aston Villa have announced the arrival of Philippe Coutinho on loan for the remainder of the season from Barcelona.
“The 29-year-old midfielder returns to the Premier League having left Liverpool in 2018 and is Villa head coach Steven Gerrard’s first January signing.
“Coutinho spent five years at Liverpool, where he played alongside Gerrard, after joining from Inter Milan. He scored 41 goals in 152 top-flight appearances for the Reds.
“A Brazil international, Coutinho has been capped 63 times and represented his country at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
“He enjoyed a season-long loan at Bayern Munich in 2019/20, helping them lift the UEFA Champions League after beating Paris Saint-Germain in the final.
“Coutinho will hope to make his league debut for Villa when they host Manchester United on Saturday 15 January.“Fastest Paying Betting Site in Nigeria: Grab your 140% First Time Deposit Bonus Now — www.Sportybet.Com Copyright © 2021 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.