Liverpool have done some marvellous business in the transfer market in recent years. The Reds have outsmarted many of the European elites with their nifty dealings, assembling a world beating squad at a snip of a net spend. Not only have the incoming deals been concluded with minimal fuss and, for the most part, minimal spend, but the club have raised significant sums from player sales. The Reds could be set for another windfall in the near future; Liverpool stand to benefit from Philippe Coutinho reportedly being wanted by Ronald Koeman.
Liverpool sell Coutinho
When Liverpool sold Philippe Coutinho there were mixed feelings on Merseyside.
The Brazilian had been an integral part of the Fab Four along with Mo Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino.
This quartet produced some of the best football Anfield has seen in the past few decades, astounding the crowd with their flair, movement and finishing.
However, we couldn’t believe just how much we had squeezed Barcelona for – shaking them down for £142m.
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Barcelona’s megabucks buy didn’t exactly go to plan.
The Brazilian failed to fully establish himself in Catalonia and was eventually loaned out to Bayern Munich – only after his side was dismantled at Anfield.
Since joining Bayern the ex-Red has lifted the Champions League, though his future is up in the air.
Koeman to keep Couts?
According to Mundo Deportivo in Spain, Ronald Koeman would like to keep the Brazilian at the Camp Nou.
If the Dutch coach does keep him around then Liverpool would likely net even more Coutinho money.
According to The Express if the midfielder makes 100 appearances for the Blaugrana then they will have to pay the Reds £17.5m.
The Brazilian is currently 26 appearances from hitting the century mark. If, as reported, Koeman keeps the playmaker around then the Reds would likely receive this £17.5m payment.
Considering that for that amount of money the Reds could by two Andy Robertsons and still have change left over this could be a significant decision for our future transfer plans.