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Transfer news: Philippe Coutinho joins Barcelona for nine-figure fee

January 6, 2018

Liverpool attacker Philippe Coutinho has completed a move to Barcelona, signing a contract until June 2023 with a €400 million ($ 481 million) buyout clause. 

Reports from British media have suggested that Liverpool, who acquired Coutinho five years ago from Italian side Inter Milan, will receive a €160 million ($ 193 million) fee from Barcelona. If true, that would make the Brazilian forward the second most expensive player ever behind Neymar, whom the Catalan club sold to Paris Saint-Germain before the 2017-18 season.

“It is no secret that Philippe has wanted this move to happen since July, when Barcelona first made their interes…
Deutsche Welle: DW.com – Sports

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