Liverpool midfield maestro Phillipe Coutinho has signed for Barcelona in a five-year deal, the Catalan club has affirmed, with the fee reportedly to be around 160 million euros.
In what is the second most expensive transfer ever after Neymar’s shocking move to Paris Saint-Germain, 120 million euros is to be paid in advance with another 40 million add-ons.
The Brazilian is expected to be presented at the Camp Nou on Monday, which will close the transfer adventure that delayed all through last summer with Liverpool then inflexible that they would not permit their key inventive midfielder to move out.
Coutinho put in a transfer request but it didn’t influence the Liverpool board but now the diligence of Barcelona and the player has seen the move at last work out as intended.
Barcelona has acquired the player in spite of him not being eligible for the Champions League this season, having already been fielded by Liverpool.
The Brazilian is a versatile presence in the squad as his technical ability and vision enable him to play in midfield. His attacking instincts additionally imply that he is similarly at home in a further developed role on the wing.
Coutinho is fast and continually ready to go up against defenders and his eye for goal is unquestionable as he scored 13 times for Liverpool last season.
A Brazilian international since his debut 2010, he played in the Copa América in 2015 and 2016 for his nation and also had an essential influence on Brazilian national team.