Philippe Coutinho became one of the most expensive transfer ever and FC Barcelona was lucky. Although without confirming the contours, the transaction cost 120 million euros, with over 40 million in variables.
13.7 million euros, according to The Guardian, the Brazilian’s contract for season. The termination clause of the medium he settled in 400 million euros.
According to the british newspaper, the 40 million euros in fascinatingly variables in: 5 million euros, after 25 games with Barcelona; 100 games mean more 20 million euros; The next two qualified the club for the Champions League yield more 10 million euros; The last 5 million are of the conquest of the hottest competition in Europe. All these values will be paid to Liverpool.
The variables are fully realisable, Coutinho will assume a leading role in the catalan offensive, along with Lionel Messi, Luis Suárez and Ousmane Dembelé. About conquest and presence in the UEFA Champions League, the club features four titles since 2006.
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The former player of the Reds had a market quota fixed in 90 million euros, according to Transfermarkt. By the english club, the athlete made 201 games and scored 54 goals. In the past, started at Vasco da Gama and, in 2010, came to Inter Milan, where he made 47 games and five goals. In 2013 and, by a mere 13 million euros, went to the land of Our Majesty.
The club blaugrana have an average salary of 7.5 million euros per year. Possibly now have increased, because the Brazilian international receives almost twice of that average. Thus, the Spaniards remain the football team that spends more on salaries.