Coutinho Sets To Join Barcelona On £142m Deal

Liverpool playmaker, Philippe Coutinho is set to join Barcelona as the club has agree to pay £142 million pounds to Liverpool.

Spanish newspaper, Sport, reports the Reds have settled on an ‘agreement in principle’ for the Brazilian for a fee of €120m (£106.4m), with a further €40m (£35.5m) in add-ons.

Coutinho is expected to sign a five-year deal with the Blaugrana.

The 25-year-old was left at home, as Jurgen Klopp’s side flew out to Dubai for a mid-season break in Dubai.

He was also absent for the Merseyside derby in Friday evening, with the Reds beating Everton 2-1 to reach the fourth round of the FA Cup.

Ernesto Valverde’s side play in La Liga on Sunday against Levante, so Coutinho could make his debut in the Copa del Rey vs Celta Vigo on Thursday or the following Sunday at Real Sociedad.

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