Barcelona lost 8-2 to Bayern Munich last night, but that’s not all that will come their way if the German giants manage to lift the Champions League trophy after this campaign.
According to reports, the Spanish giants will have to fork out £4.5m over to Liverpool regarding Philippe Coutinho’s success with Bayern.
Three years have almost passed since the Brazilian playmaker left Jurgen Klopp’s side for Spain, and the Reds reportedly insisted on a clause that sees them receive a certain amount of money if the €140 million star manages to lift the Champions League trophy while still in the Blaugrana’s books.
Despite becoming a dynamic and consistent performer with The Reds, Coutinho struggled to replicate his form in Spain and he was sent off on loan to Germany with Bayern Munich.
Yesterday, the 27-year-old came on late in the second half against his parent club but managed to get two past an already defeated Marc Ter Stegen and Barcelona, to ensure the 8-2 win.
The Mirror now states that Coutinho’s clauses related to winning the Champions League in either the 2018-19 or 2019-20 season. Though incredibly, the stipulation did not specify it had to be for Barcelona.
Coutinho’s numbers this season have not been disappointing, and he has managed to score eight goals and provide six assists in 23 Bundesliga games, also bagging three goals and three assists in nine Champions League matches.