In the past few minutes, it has been confirmed that Philippe Coutinho will join Barcelona for a fee of around £142million.
Telegraph journalist Paul Joyce broke the news on Twitter that the Brazilian will be travelling to Barcelona today to finalise his move to the Nou Camp.
Coutinho arrived on Merseyside from Inter Milan in 2013 for a fee of less than £9m, now he is set to become the third most expensive player in the world, only behind Kylian Mbappe and Neymar. Coutinho played 201 games for Liverpool, scoring 54 goals in the process. He was named Liverpool Player’s Player and Fan’s Player of the Year two seasons running between 2014 and 2016. He also won the Samba d’Or in 2016 but has had his heart set on a move to Barcelona since the summer, despite claiming to never want to play in Spain as recently as January 2017.
Liverpool will probably have a replacement lined up, but if they don’t, I can see FSG coming under intense scrutiny once again.
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