How Much Liverpool Will Miss Out On If Coutinho Leaves Barcelona In The Summer
Philippe Coutinho leaving Barcelona in the summer could spell bad news for Liverpool.
Coutinho, 26, has been subject to intense transfer speculation with reports linking him with a move away from the Camp Nou.
He's had quite an underwhelming stint at Barcelona since signing for them in January 2018 for an initial £105 million.
Barcelona forked out just over £100 million to acquire his services, and the club will be obliged to give Liverpool more cash if certain clauses are met.
However, should Coutinho leave Barcelona during the summer transfer window, Liverpool will lose out on £17 million per Mundo Deportivo.
The Reds are entitled to £17 million if Coutinho reaches 100 appearances for Barcelona. He's currently on 75 games for the Catalan giants.
Of course, the La Liga outfit could avoid paying that fee if they transfer Coutinho, who faces more uncertainty over his future following Antoine Griezmann's announcement.
The French forward will leave Atletico Madrid in the summer with Barcelona set to pounce.
"It's been an incredible five years. Thank you for everything," he said.
"I wanted to tell the fans who have always given me a lot of love that I have taken the decision to leave, to see other things, to have other challenges.
"The truth is it has been difficult to take this route but it is what I feel I need and I would like to thank all of you for the love you have shown me during these five years."
Barcelona are now ready to pay €125M release clause for Antoine Griezmann. Talks ongoing with the player about the contract (5 years). :large_blue_circle::red_circle: #Barça #Atleti #transfers
- Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) May 14, 2019
Reports claim Barcelona will pay Griezmann's £105 million release clause.
The 28-year-old was heavily linked with a switch to the club last summer but he ultimately stayed in the red and white side of the Spanish capital.
Griezmann to Barcelona? Watch this space.