Barcelona may be forced to pay Liverpool £4.5million if Phillippe Coutinho wins the Champions League with German champions Bayern Munich.
Barcelona may have to pay Liverpool up to £4.5million should the Coutinho wins the Champions League with Bayern Munich, details of the transfer that made the player move to the Catalan giant In 2018 has revealed that Barcelona may have to pay Liverpool in the event of the player winning the Champions League during his tenure with Barcelona.
In their quarterfinal fixture against the German Champions Barcelona were thrashed 8-2 in a one-sided affair, the lose saw Barca crash out of the Champions League and once again failed to reach the final of the tournament since 2013.
While the defeat could end up costing the Catalan club more than a place in the Champions League due to the bizarre clause which would force them to pay the amount to their English counterpart despite not winning the trophy.
Coutinho, 28, joined Barcelona in 2018 in a record-breaking transfer for the Anfield club reportedly worth £142 million – with numerous add-on in a bid to entice to the Reds part with their prized player.
Weirdly, the clause about the player winning the trophy while under contract with Barcelona does not specify whether the player must win with Barcelona but states that the clause would be triggered when he wins the trophy while still under contract with the Catalan club.
Coutinho scored two goals and assisted one in the 8-2 humiliation of his parent club as he came in as a substitute in the 75th minutes to add salt to injury in a night to forget for Barcelona.
Rumours have it that the club will experience a huge shakeup starting with the sacking of the club manager Quique Setien, while the club captain is being muted for a transfer to Inter Milan, while defender Gerard Pique has reportedly been put up for sale.
However, Coutinho’s agent Kia Joorabchian while speaking to talkSport said there is still the possibility of the Brazilian remaining at Barcelona.
“It could be that Barcelona is the ultimate destination. He loves the Premier League, but the finances and the numbers and the situation of COVID are going to play a big part.”
He’s a big player with big numbers”