The secret clause in Philippe Coutinho’s transfer to Barcelona

Philippe Coutinho arrived at Barcelona in January 2018 in a blaze of glory, one of the most highly-touted footballers in Europe as noted by Diario AS. The Brazilian has far from lived up to the standard you’d expect from a player who cost €160m, however, and looks to be on the way out in the near future. Three years after signing, a new clause has come to light in the transfer.

Philippe Coutinho at Liverpool

As well as the usual series of clauses related to bonuses that have brought in more capital to Liverpool in the years since the transfer, their sporting director, Michael Edwards, included a clause that practically prevents Barcelona from signing Liverpool players until 2021. Barcelona would have to pay a premium of €93m on top of any transfer fee to sign a Liverpool player.

Philippe Coutinho Barcelona injury

Joan Laporta, Barcelona’s newly-elected president, is keen to get rid of Coutinho as soon as possible. It’s a path the club have tried before, however, without a great deal of success. Coutinho’s market value at the moment is in the region of €40m. The Carioca is enduring an injury-hit season in Catalonia.

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  1. Njabuliso Simelane says:

    They should have not recalled him from bayern because seemingly he was at home there and they must release him as soon as possible before they ruin his career

    1. chamartin hobo says:

      They were forced to recalled him because bayern didn’t wanna keep him or any other club would buy him.And a tremendously overrated player like him doesn’t even have a ruinable career.

  2. Mohammed gambo says:

    We need young play

  3. Titus says:

    Sad indeed. A huge potential messed up by wrong advice and greedy agents. He should have trusted Klopp’s advice.

  4. Danny says:

    Klopp should take him back. Lfc lack that spark in some games that he could work his magic

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