Liverpool could be denied Philippe Coutinho’s money despite Barcelona’s money worries


Liverpool could miss out on £ 35 million in performance payments linked to Philippe Coutinho’s move to Barcelona, ​​who are struggling for money during the coronavirus crisis.

Coutinho left the Reds after five years at Anfield as part of a £ 142 million project in January 2018, his future success at Camp Nou being taken for granted by many.

However, the Brazilian often struggled to keep a spot on the Catalonia team, and after only a year and a half at the club, he was shipped on loan to Bayern Munich for the entire 2019/20 season.

He has appeared more often in Bavaria, although signs indicate that he will not make the move permanent in the summer.

Coutinho joined Barça in January 2018

The Liverpool agreement with Barça included several performance-related add-ons that they would have believed a player of their ability would be able to achieve, guaranteeing an additional £ 35 million for a player the Reds have signed for only 8.5 million pounds from Inter Milan. in January 2013.

However, Mail Online reports that the Reds are now “unlikely to receive” this money due to Coutinho’s lack of impact at Barça, and in addition, there are also concerns about the other planned payments that the leaders of the Premier League should receive.

The Brazilian has been loaned to Bayern this season

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The Barca is currently in the midst of money worries and internal strife at the board level, with club players enjoying a huge 70% pay cut to help during the coronavirus pandemic.

With pending TV deals and potentially unfinished leagues in Europe, the Mail reports that up to £ 100 million in transfers from foreign clubs to the Premier League are now at risk.

Clubs have reportedly sought to use this money to finance their own transactions on the summer transfer market, although this now appears to have been greatly reduced.


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