Did Barcelona raise the offer for Coutinho?
While Britain’s media still do not agree on whether Barcelona has made an official bid for Liverpool star Philippe Coyutne, the Times has reported that not only has this offer but even improved. According to the respected journalist Paul Joyce, who is running close to the Anfield club, the Catalans have offered £ 142m for the Brazilian. 106 of these will be paid as a basic amount and 36 will be in the form of bonuses. This time, however, the bonuses are quite realistic and are related to the number of matches and trophies that the Brazilian will accumulate and have nothing to do with the hard-earned bonuses set in the rejected offers in the summer. Then, from the Camp Nou have included clauses of the sort of winning the “Golden Ball” by Kouttinho.
The same source claims that the two clubs are already in contact with each other and are negotiating through the players.
Mirrone points to a similar amount of £ 140 million, and the two Liverpool and Barcelona disputes about the structure of the payment. Merseyside want the base amount of the transfer to be higher – about 120 million. The remaining 20 million will be in the form of bonuses.