Coutinho celebrating a goal with Aston Villa

HE WAS ONE OF THE BEST PAID

Transfer and salary savings: Barça 'wins' with the sale of Coutinho

Published:13/05/2022 - 20:45h

Updated:13/05/2022 - 20:45h

Philippe Coutinho has permanently become a player for Steven Gerrard's Aston Villa. The English club paid 20 million euros to FC Barcelona for his transfer

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Already it has confirmed the sale of Philippe Coutinho to the Aston Villa by reason of 20 million euros. The FC Barcelona has wanted to oficializarlo before the end of season so that the entry compute in this exercise 2021-2022 and 'help' to the club to improve his accounts in this year, that follow being in red waiting for that Joan Laporta and company activate his 'crowbars' to generate income.

The intention of the blaugrana is that this exercise finish without losses, but will be a very hard task and the time runs against, reason by which are moving to complete the greater quantity of operations that generate income to the club in this month and half that remains before it finalise the 2021-2022. The sale of Philippe Coutinho has been one of them, although the blaugrana have sold him by 140 millions less than what paid in his moment by him in 2018 (120 fixed and 40 in variables for the Liverpool).

It is an operation that will help to the Barça to improve, in some way, his accounts, but also to save costs in matter of wages. It is not a secret for anybody quand 'Cou' was one of the better players paid of the staff, although his sportive level was far to be the expected. As diverse informations, the Brazilian player earned 23 million euros by season in the Camp Nou.

However, the international with Brazil had accessed to a reduction of his wage in the month of January to be able to leave to the Aston Villa in quality of loan. Xavi confirmed it at the beginning of ete year, when it executed the cession: "it Says a lot of him that have wanted to leave. It has seen that it has cost him have minutes in the Barça, wants to triumph and has looked for a solution. It is a big professional, has gone down the wage". The English picture assumed 60% of his index card and the Barça the rest.

That mount did not trascend in any moment, but already in this moment remained clear that would not be sufficient to inscribe in LaLiga to Ferran Torres, the one who finish to land in the Camp Nou pertinent of the Manchester City. Now, the Barça will forget of Coutinho and, predictably, will have margin of 'fair play' financial to think in the next registrations, with Christensen and Franck Kessié in looks it.

The rule '1 to 3' would apply with Coutinho

It is worth it to remember that for this summer, from LaLiga have presented an exception for the teams that, like the Barça, exceed his limit salarial and want to fichar to players. They have deleted the rule '1 to 2, but presented the '1 to 3', that will apply to the players that, as Philippe Coutinho, represent 5% of the mass salarial of said team.

Like this then , the Barça will be able to use a third of what free with the sale and saving of wage of a player, that is to say, by each three euros freed, will be able to use one. If they freed 23 millions, with this rule the club could employ 6,9 to inscribe to a player.

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