Barcelona desperate to offload Philippe Coutinho this summer and avoid having to pay Liverpool another £17million
21st March 2021

BARCELONA are reportedly desperate to offload Philippe Coutinho this summer – to avoid paying Liverpool another £17million.

The cash-strapped Spaniards are poised for a hectic summer of transfer activity after the coronavirus pandemic decimated finances.

And according to Mundo Deportivo, Coutinho is one player set to exit the Nou Camp – likely on loan.

As part of the £142m deal that took him from Liverpool to Barca, £17m would be paid when the player reached 100 games.

That was one of FIFTEEN clauses in the agreement.

He has so far played 90 times.

The Brazilian has endured a nightmare spell at the Nou Camp since his move to LaLiga.

Coutinho, 28, spent last season on loan with Bayern Munich who turned down the opportunity to sign him permanently.

He has been on the periphery of the Barca first-team this season making just eight LaLiga starts.

New Barcelona president Joan Laporta, who returns to the club for a second stint after winning the elections on Sunday, will be forced to address the club's mounting debts.


That includes slimming their wage bill which remains the highest in world football.

Coutinho earns a whopping £146,000-a-week and takes home a £7.6million salary.

According to AS, Laporta expects Coutinho to quit if the club can find a suitable buyer.

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