Liverpool Set To Receive Just £4.5 Million Of The £84 Million Barcelona Owe For Coutinho
Barcelona owe a massive £84 million to the banks over the Philippe Coutinho deal with Liverpool, who'll reportedly receive just £4.5 million.
Coutinho swapped Liverpool for Barcelona in January 2018 in a transfer worth a believed £142 million, and the Spanish giants paid a large amount up front with the rest to be paid in bonuses.
When the Brazilian midfielder reaches certain milestones, it triggers a financial installment.
However, AS claim Barcelona still owe £84 million for Coutinho, who's now on loan at Bayern Munich following a miserable spell in Spain.
It's not clear whether the amount is related to bonuses, yet £24 million is said to be due in the 'short term' - with £60 million set to paid in the future.
Barcelona club accounts also state that a huge chunk of the money is payable to a third party lender with Liverpool in line to pocket a measly £4.5 million via Mirror.
The La Liga champions owe a combined £232 million to clubs in transfer fees.
So, it's not just Liverpool who're waiting on payments. Ajax are owed £43 million over the sale of Frenkie de Jong and Bordeaux are owed £27 million over the transfer of Malcom.
Barcelona also owe £25 million and £9.7 million to Gremio and Bayern Munich over the transfers of Arthur Melo and Arturo Vidal, respectively.
Coutinho, meanwhile, scored 21 goals during his one-and-a-half-year spell at the Camp Nou before securing a move to Bayern Munich in the summer.
We're starting to see the best of Philippe Coutinho at Bayern Munich :fire:
An assist and goal vs Paderborn to top off a fine display... pic.twitter.com/jCuqUjdCdQ
- Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) September 28, 2019
And fans are starting to see the real Coutinho in Germany as he contributes with goals and assists.