Liverpool’s ‘extra fee’ agreement with Barcelona following the sale of Philippe Coutinho has expired.
When the Catalans signed the Brazilian playmaker in 2018, the two clubs agreed that a hefty premium would be added to any future sale of a Liverpool player before 2020. The add-on fee was £89million, meaning if Barca came knocking for another Anfield ace, they would pay well into nine figures to complete the deal (via The Mirror).
Should Liverpool re-sign Philippe Coutinho?
The purpose was to stop the La Liga giants from poaching their best players, after the loss of Coutinho echoed Luis Suarez’s departure in 2014.
However, despite this agreement now being expired, fans aren’t worried about losing any more talent. In fact, many Reds are adamant no player will want to leave seeing as they are reigning European champions and have just won the Premier League. One Kopite has replied to @AnfieldEdition, who relayed the tweet, saying ‘Look what happened to Coutinho afterwards’.
Despite making his dream move, the Brazilian hasn’t had a great time in Spain and is now looking for a move away from Barcelona, with a switch to Everton touted.
Read more replies from the Anfield faithful here:
Yeah and look what happened to Coutinho afterwards, he should have stayed with us. He was worshipped at Anfield.
— Steven Hill (@StevenH29255498) July 2, 2020
Well, nobody’s going to want to play for them now anyway. Their squad is aging, they’ll have to look elsewhere to revamp.
— Craig (@CHendricks20) July 1, 2020
Coutinho’s story extended that clause for many years… nobody wants to leave LFC
— Mauricio Lorenzetti (@mglorenzetti) July 1, 2020
They still hurting over coutinho deal…haha no way they coming back
— Jvan (@Vanstar76) July 1, 2020
Best year ever 😜
— Charlie (@MrCharlieGill) July 1, 2020
Good job we’re better than them now anyway then
— Kyle (@_Kyle1_) July 1, 2020
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