Barcelona ‘are DESPERATE to sell Philippe Coutinho and could accept as little as £45m because they will have to pay Liverpool another £18m in fees if he plays 10 more games’, with his total price reaching a staggering £142m
Coutinho joined Barcelona from the Reds in 2018 for a fee that could eventually rise to £142m, but the Catalan club want to get rid of him before that can happen.
According to Sport, Barcelona want Coutinho off their books as soon as possible as if he reaches 100 games, a clause will be triggered to pay Liverpool £18m.
Coutinho has currently played 90 official matches for the club and was thought of by Ronald Koeman as a key man in his evolution of the team.
The Brazilian playmaker has featured 12 times in all competitions this season but also struggled with injury.
Given the grim economic outlook, Barcelona would let Coutinho go for £45m, according to the Athletic, and they would also sanction loan moves for Junior Firpo, Samuel Umtiti and Riqui Puig. Continue reading
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