The Catalans are eager to land a Brazilian superstar in order to replace their current main-man in front of the goal. But the transfer might be trickier than usual.
There is an old saying that you learn from your mistakes. Very old to be honest. And when you can’t do so from your first mistake, you do it from the next one or the one after that. And Liverpool have finally learned from their mistakes. After losing Mascherano, Suarez, and Coutinho to the Catalan giants, the Reds have made sure that Barcelona do not come back hunting for yet another superstar.
A £89m clause:
According to various reports in England and Spain, Liverpool put a very strange Clause in Coutinho’s transfer when the Brazilian arrived in Spain in January. The clause ensures that Barcelona will have to pay £89m more than the agreed transfer fee for any of Liverpool’s player for the next two seasons.
This clause has made things tricky for the Catalans as they had previously shortlisted Roberto Firmino as Luis Suarez’s long-term replacement. The Brazilian has been Liverpool’s No. 9 for some time now and with Suarez in the wrong side of the thirties, Barcelona were eager to bring Firmino at the Camp Nou.
But the Spanish Champions will now have to pay £89m extra if they wish to sign Firmino any time before 2020, as per the clause. The Brazilian’s transfer value is easily between £75-90m at this stage. Add £89m to that and Firmino will become the fourth player to break the £150m barrier.
With Luis Suarez firing in all cylinders, for now, Barcelona will either have to trust Uruguay for two more seasons or turn their attention to another No. 9 in the next summer transfer window.
Since the start of last season, #Firmino has been directly involved in 19 Champions League goals (12 goals, 7 assists), more than any other player. pic.twitter.com/8Qv8vZmOSL
— Seleção Brasileira (@BrazilStat) October 25, 2018
For now, Barca’s No. 9 is preparing for their crucial clash against Atletico Madrid on Sunday. Firmino will also be hoping to add to his two-goal tally in 12 league games as the Reds face Watford on Saturday.
It is one hell of a move by the Reds if they have really put such a clause in Coutinho’s transfer. Barcelona will definitely not be desperate to pay another £89m for signing Roberto Firmino at this moment. But you never know, a lot of things can change before 2020 and we might see this weird clause being activated by the Catalans.
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