Aston Villa have completed the signing of midfielder Philippe Coutinho.

The 29-year-old footballer joins Villa from Barcelona on a loan deal.

“Aston Villa and FC Barcelona have agreed on terms for Philippe Coutinho to spend the rest of this season on loan at Villa Park,” read the club’s statement.

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

The Brazilian international will reunite with his former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard after leaving Anfield for Barca in a £142m deal four years ago.

The side currently sit 13th in the Premier League table with 22 points after 19 outings.

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