Paper Talk: Liverpool to be sold drastically short over Coutinho payments

Date published: Tuesday 8th October 2019 8:25

Liverpool are to miss out on a good portion of the money owed by Barcelona for Philippe Coutinho, while Everton are keen on signing Moussa Dembele from Lyon – all in Tuesday’s papers.



Liverpool are set to receive only £4.5m of the £84m fee Barcelona still owe for the purchase of Philippe Coutinho, according to reports.

Coutinho moved to Barcelona from Merseyside in January 2018 for around £142m, following months of speculation over his future at Anfield.

According to the Daily Mirror, Liverpool are still owed £84m for the Brazilian’s sale but they will not even see £5m of the fee due to the money appearing to be payable to a third-party lender.

Jurgen Klopp’s side are due to be paid £24m of the remaining £84m in the short term and the rest at an unspecified date, but the newspaper says that while this will be paid off, only a small fraction of it will go into Liverpool’s accounts.

Coutinho endured a tough time with Barcelona in the season-and-a-half he spent with the Catalan giants and he is now plying his trade in the Bundesliga after being sent out on loan to Bayern Munich for the current campaign.


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