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Phillipe Coutinho’s Move From Liverpool To Barcelona Is A Done Deal

After growing speculation since the opening of the January transfer window, Liverpool and Barcelona have come to an agreement over the transfer of Phillipe Coutinho. 

The player will travel to Barcelona tonight to complete the deal worth a whopping £142 million.

Coutinho has been on Barcelona’s radar for some time now, having been a standout performer at Anfield since signing from Inter Milan in 2013 for just £8.5 million.

The Brazilian was subject of a transfer saga last summer when Barca came calling, but Liverpool stood firm despite the player handing in an official transfer request after having his head turned by the Nou Camp residents.

He stuck it out and performed typically impeccably for the Reds, scoring seven and assisting six goals in his 14 league appearances for Liverpool this season.

Barcelona are currently six-points clear at the top of La Liga with a game in hand over second-place Atletico Madrid. They are also set to meet Chelsea in a mouthwatering Champions League last-16 clash, however, Coutinho will be cup-tied for the remainder of that competition as a result of already lining out for Liverpool in the group stages.

Paul Joyce of The Times broke the news on Twitter.

Liverpool now have the remainder of the month to find a replacement for Coutinho which will not be an easy task.

‘The magician’, as he was coined around Anfield, was capable of moments of sheer brilliance at any anytime on the football pitch and there is no doubting his prowess in the final third is Liverpool’s loss and Barca’s gain.

Both clubs have confirmed the news via social media, with Liverpool releasing this brief statement:

“Liverpool FC can confirm Philippe Coutinho will be leaving the club after a transfer agreement was reached with FC Barcelona, subject to medical and agreement of personal terms.

“The player now has permission to complete the usual formalities to conclude the transfer immediately.”

Meanwhile, Barcelona tweeted this:



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