Barcelona will not be paying a bonus to Liverpool when Philippe Coutinho makes his 100th appearance for the Catalan club. After a history of embarrassing payouts between the football clubs, Liverpool won’t receive a bonus for Coutinho’s 100th Barcelona game.
Since arriving at Barcelona from Liverpool in 2018, Philippe Coutinho hasn’t quite lived up to his €120 million price tag.
He is, however, closing up on a milestone appearance for the Blaugrana. His substitute appearance against Real Madrid last time means that he’s only one game away from joining the 100-matches-played club.
Liverpool Won’t Receive a Bonus for Coutinho’s 100th Barcelona Game
During Philippe Coutinho’s transfer to Barcelona, reports said that the Catalan club would owe Liverpool a €20 million incentive if the midfielder made 100 appearances for the club.
However, according to Mundo Deportivo now, there is no such agreement. Per them, Barcelona will not pay anything to the Premier League team when Coutinho makes his next appearance.
So, whether he plays or subs against Rayo Vallecano on Wednesday or Alaves on Saturday, Barcelona don’t owe Liverpool anything.
Reports in England corroborate this story, with Liverpool themselves rejecting the existence of any such clause in the Coutinho transfer.
The football news that’s more humiliating than this, though, is that Barcelona are still behind on his initial transfer fee. They have yet to pay €13 million of his eye-watering €160 million transfer fee to Liverpool.