Official: Coutinho to Barcelona for $192 million done
Philippe Coutinho is heading to Barcelona.
Multiple outlets are reporting that a deal has been agreed upon between Liverpool and Barcelona for $192 million.
UPDATE: Coutinho has officially joined Barcelona from the Reds on a five-and-a-half year contract. Additionally, the attacker will have a release clause of over $481 million.
Coutinho, 25, handed in a transfer request over the summer after multiple bids were rejected by Liverpool, but the Brazilian playmaker has finally got his move.
The move would be the largest transfer in Premier League history, and the third-greatest in football after Neymar and Kylian Mbappe’s respective moves to PSG this past summer went for nearly $267 million and $199 million.
Coutinho joined Liverpool back in 2013 from Inter Milan, and has bagged 54 goals in all competitions since. This season, the Brazilian has found the back of the net 12 times, and is on pace to break his personal single-season scoring record (14 in 2016/17).
Barcelona will surely benefit from having another quality attacking piece to go along with Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Ousmane Dembele, as the Spanish side seeks another La Liga title and potentially Champions League as well.