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Coutinho takes 70% cut to join Villa

Philippe Coutinho has completed a permanent move to Aston Villa from Barcelona in a €20m (£17m) deal and a four-year contract after spending six-month on loan with the club.
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Philippe Coutinho has completed a permanent move to Aston Villa from Barcelona in a €20m (£17m) deal and  a four-year contract after spending  six-month on loan with the club.

The La Liga club said in a statement: "Barcelona would like to publicly state their thanks to Philippe Coutinho for his commitment and dedication, and wish him success and all the best for the future."

The Brazil international made his Villa debut as a substitute against Manchester United on January 15, and has since then contributed four goals and three assists in his 16 Premier League appearances for the club.

Reports now suggest that Coutinho took a pay cut of 70% to sign a permanent deal with the England club which means his £470,000-a-week wage at Barca has now gone down to around £125,000-a-week. 

Coutinho joined Barca from Liverpool in a £146m move in January 2018, and went on to score 26 goals in 106 games for the club, he also went on loan to Bayern Munich winning the Bundesliga and Champions League.