Liverpool Agree £142m To Flog Philippe Coutinho To Barcelona, Official Announcement Expected ‘Within Hours’

Chris Wright

6th, January 2018

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It’s on. Several well-placed sources are reporting that Liverpool have struck a deal with Barcelona that will see Philippe Coutinho join the Catalans in exchange for €160million (about £142million).

Liverpool were hoping to fend off Barca’s advances until the summer but it would appear that the relentless pestering has worn down their resolve.

Indeed, James Pearce of the Liverpool Echo reckons the wheels are now in motion, with a fee agreed and an official announcement now imminent…

The Telegraph add that the deal is poised to go through “within hours” and will be the largest transfer ever involving a British football club.

The move includes a significant immediate down-payment following by achievable, guaranteed add-ons.

There you go. What Barcelona want, Barcelona generally tend to get, whether by fair means or foul.

Coutinho’s departure was inevitable, but at least he kept plugging away, giving it his all right until the end of his Reds tenure when there must have been a temptation to take his foot off the pedal a bit.

This is the next level, and we’re certain he’ll be an instant success on the elite stage.

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  1. Archer says:

    Money for old rope – despite the bonkers fees we’re seeing these days, Liverpool should easily find a decent replacement (or two, or even three).

    Good luck to the lad in Catalonia.

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