Barcelona set a new club record when they signed Philippe Coutinho from Liverpool in January 2018, but the deal did not go as planned.
The deal was the most expensive in the club’s history, with an initial payment of €120 million, though things have not gone as planned.
The Brazilian playmaker has struggled to make an impression at the Camp Nou, and according to Barcelona news, he will now miss the rest of the season due to the need for more knee surgery.
The club accounts show €29 million still owed to Liverpool for the Coutinho deal, according to Marca in January, while the value outstanding for that deal beyond the current financial year is €40 million.
However, according to Marca, the player is now restricted to 90 club appearances, and if he makes 100 appearances for the Blaugrana, the club must pay €20 million to complete the deal.
After returning from a loan spell at Bayern Munich last season, Coutinho has scored three goals and provided two assists in 14 appearances this season.
The report claims that the Brazilian will be available for purchase this summer.
Source: Football Espana