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According to the Echo, Liverpool has already deposited the full £ 142 million transfer fee for Philippe Coutinho, dispelling talks of Sport that € 20 million (£ 18 million) of the fee was still tied to a possible add-on.
The Echo claims that the deal that brought Coutinho to Camp Nou in January 2018 was worth an initial £ 106 million, with a further £ 36 million in potential add-ons.
According to the Liverpool outlet, the Reds were paid 4.4 million pounds for every 15 appearances by the attacking midfielder with Barcelona, as well as 4.4 million pounds each time the team reached the quarterfinals. of the Champions League, which has happened in each of the last two seasons.
Given that Coutinho reportedly played 90 games for Barcelona, based on Merseyside findings, the Reds have gotten the full amount of add-ons, 35.2 million pounds, where 0.8 million pounds has not yet been explained, but maybe it has to do with the exchange rate and the figures are rounded.
Sport had claimed that Liverpool would deposit a 20 million euro (£ 18 million) bonus once the Brazilian played 100 games for the club, but the Echo dispelled those claims by suggesting that the full fee had already been paid.
Liverpool’s hierarchy and negotiators, in particular, deserve massive praise for the way they structured this deal, they have won the full fee despite Coutinho fighting for the Catalan team.
Coutinho won the Champions League with loaner club Bayern Munich last season, embarrassing his parent club with a performance that set the years back to their prime.