Barcelona due to make €5m add-on payment as part of transfer agreement

Barcelona will reportedly make an additional €5m payment to Liverpool as part of the agreement for Philippe Coutinho.

As noted by BBC Sport, the Brazilian playmaker joined the Catalan giants from the Reds in January, and the 26-year-old has since gone on to make 25 appearances for the club while scoring 11 goals.

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Coutinho continues to prove to be a key figure in Barca’s line-up and will hope to add to his trophy collection from last season which saw the Spanish giants win a domestic double.

However, as reported by AS, he will continue to cost them money as it’s noted that having now made 25 appearances for Barcelona, an additional €5m is due to be paid to Liverpool as an add-on in their agreement.

Coutinho cost an initial €120m with the final fee said to be set at €160m, as per the report, and so there are still various other add-ons that will be exercised the longer he stays at the Nou Camp and the further success that he enjoys with the club.

Nevertheless, if it continues to lead to trophies and major honours for Barcelona, they certainly won’t mind splashing out as Coutinho looks set for more responsibility this season after Andres Iniesta left earlier this summer to join Vissel Kobe.

As far as Liverpool are concerned, it will continue to help them balance their books and fund their moves moving forward, as they have seemingly shown little sign of missing their former creative ace having enjoyed a run to the Champions League final last season while they have made an impressive start to the Premier League campaign this time round.

With Jurgen Klopp bringing in the likes of Alisson, Fabinho, Naby Keita and Xherdan Shaqiri, they have bought well with the Coutinho money arguably going towards their own recruitment drive.

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