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Liverpool put an 'anti Barça' clause in the transfer of Coutinho

Published:25/11/2020 - 13:10h

Updated:25/11/2020 - 16:22h

Liverpool wanted to keep their backs after the transfer of Philippe Coutinho to Barça. The 'reds' introduced a clause so that Barcelona could not buy their players until 2021

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Philippe Coutinho arrived to the FC Barcelona in the market of signings of winter of 2018 like incorporation crashes of the team. The culés, in fact, beat the record that had attained with Ousmane Dembélé and converted to the Brazilian in the most expensive player of all his history. In concrete, the Barcelona paid 120 million euros more 40 by aims to the Liverpool to do with his services.

The 'reds' put the very difficult things to the Barça, that tried to incorporate to the mediapunta in the summer of 2017 without luck. Jürgen Klopp remained with him until winter, that was when it arrived the big offer to carry it. But during the throw and slackens that English and Catalans had by this signing, the ones of Anfield forced to the culés to accept a very curious clause that have desvelado in the newspaper 'The Times'.

The mentioned half British has ensured that the Liverpool urged to the Barcelona to put a clause by means of which the blaugrana could not fichar to any player of his team until the summer of 2021. In case that the barcelonistas wanted to do with some footballer, would have to pay a fine of 89 million pounds, that in euros are some 100 'kilos'.

With a so big punishment, the Barça understood that accepting the contraoferta accessed to not going to by anybody of the group 'network' during two seasons. It was not something that liked the most minimum in the Camp Nou, but was the penance to pay by fichar to the wished Philippe. After seeing like the ones of the City Condal removed them to Luis Suárez in 2015 and to Cou in 2018, the English wanted to save his backs during a time.

Salah, Mané and Firmino, calm in Liverpool

Mohammed Salah, Sadio Mané and Roberto Firmino were objective very seductive for the Barcelona and from Anfield feared that the blaugrana tried to do with any of them. Putting this clause avoided this and ensured can have the presence of the three during at least two years more. An intelligent movement to preserve his fearsome offensive trident.

It can that now, more than two years and half after Michael Edwards, sportive director 'network', forced to the Barcelona to sign this agreement, in the Camp Nou have arrepentido to accept this deal. After all, Coutinho has not given the level since it arrived and in Liverpool Salah, Mané and Firmino have been going out year to year and have won it everything in England and in Europe.

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