Finally, the wait is over as Barcelona have confirmed the signing of Philippe Coutinho from Liverpool for a fee of £142m. Barcelona has confirmed that Coutinho’s buy-out clause is €400m. Coutinho has signed a 5-and-a-half year contract at Barcelona and becomes the 2nd most expensive player of all time behind Neymar.
“Philippe was insistent with me, the owners and even his teammates this was a move he was desperate to make happen.” – Jürgen Klopp
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The 10 most expensive transfers of all time:
1. Neymar – £198m
2. Philippe Coutinho – £142m
3. Ousmane Dembélé – £97m
4. Paul Pogba – £89m
5. Gareth Bale – £85m
6. Cristiano Ronaldo – £80m
7. Gonzalo Higuaín – £75m
8. Romelu Lukaku – £75m
9. Virgil Van Dijk – £75m
10. Luis Suárez – £75m