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DEAL DONE: Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona

Philippe Coutinho

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

 

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

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