FC Barcelona still owes Liverpool $104 million for the 2018 transfer of Philippe Coutinho, but the Premier League club is unlikely to see it

Getty/Soccrates ImagesPhilippe Coutinho.

FC Barcelona still owes Liverpool FC $US104 million for the 2018 transfer of Philippe Coutinho, according to the club’s annual report.

Barcelona agreed to sign the Brazilian from Liverpool in January 2018 for a fee of for $US144 million, however, over 70% of that sum remains unpaid to date.

The club owes Liverpool $US31 million in short term payables, and $US73 million in long term payables, accounting to a total of $US104 million.

The Premier League club is unlikely to see much, if any, of that money however, with the report also stating that Liverpool has “sold its account receivable to a financial institution”.


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Liverpool isn’t the only club to whom Barcelona owes money.

The club report also states that the Catalans owe a total of $US166 million in transfer fees to a number of other clubs, including AFC Ajax, Valencia CF, and FC Bordeaux.

Barca still owes Ajax $US53.5 million for the transfer of Dutch midfielder Frenkie de Jong, while it owes Valencia $US34.7 million for Brazilian goalkeeper Neto – both of whom joined the club during the summer.

The club also owes FC Bordeaux a total of $US33.4 million for the 2018 transfer of Malcolm – despite the fact he left for Zenit St. Petersburg in a $US45.2 million deal in August.

Like Malcolm, Coutinho too has already left Barcelona.

The former Liverpool midfielder joined FC Bayern Munich on a season-long loan in August after a torrid 18 months at the Camp Nou.

Coutinho struggled to find his best form during his short spell in Spain, however has since rediscovered it following his move to Germany.

In eight games for the Bundesliga champions, the 27-year-old has managed two goals and three assists, helping Niko Kovac’s side to win seven of its 11 games in all competitions so far this term.

Bayern has the option to sign Coutinho permanently at the end of the season, but will to pay Barcelona $US132 million, according to an official club statement.

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