Philippe Coutinho

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  • 4 - Below average, not a disaster, but would be better if we didn't sign him in the first place

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  • 3 - Anonymous player who will never be remembered through the fact nobody expected anything from him

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  • 2 - Close to a useless player, who will add nothing to the team besides filling the CL quota

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  • 1 - Crap, shit, useless player, worst buisness ever, Mancini, Quaresma and Gresko combined

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23M is obviously gross but still astonishing salary. And yeah, he's right back at Barcelona next summer.
 

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23M is obviously gross but still astonishing salary. And yeah, he's right back at Barcelona next summer.
That's $23m, not euros. And yes, it's expressed as a gross salary.

He'd probably be available with something between Sanchez/Eriksen salary for us. So 7-8m net, maybe slightly higher if you consider the decree.



I can see us being in the chase in the summer. But not for 40m. Maybe ~25m. His book value will be somewhere between 28-35m.
Our offer for this window didn't exceed 20m, but we don't have much to offer at this stage anyway.

edit: I should note that all this was developed because at the time Sanchez expressed a desire to leave in January, but he later changed his mind. So probably that's why we never seriously pursued Coutinho apart from an offer or two just to test the waters.
 
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Weird career, I think he gave up after having C1 with Bayern
Dude had a solid stint in liverpool under the right system that suited him, and that's it. And even there he had ups and downs. Based just on transfer fees and salaries he collected, one of the most overrated players out there. Textbook definition of a luxury player.
 

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That's $23m, not euros. And yes, it's expressed as a gross salary.

No, those are €, not $

There's a 40-45M optional buy option should his loan spell work out at AV. But the hope obviously is that if he recaptures his form or love for playing regularly he will reduce his salary enough to move onto a different English club. Supposedly he is trying to target a squad spot for WC2022 and that will only possible from regular playing which is never going to happen should he return to Barca
 

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No, those are €, not $

There's a 40-45M optional buy option should his loan spell work out at AV. But the hope obviously is that if he recaptures his form or love for playing regularly he will reduce his salary enough to move onto a different English club. Supposedly he is trying to target a squad spot for WC2022 and that will only possible from regular playing which is never going to happen should he return to Barca
He makes 9m net, which is 16m gross in Catalonia, unless you have a source that says otherwise.


Sergio Busquets (23 millones) y Jordi Alba (20 millones), Umtiti (20 millones), Ter Stegen (14 millones), Coutinho (16 millones) y Dembélé y Sergi Roberto (12 millones cada uno)

Pique is at 28m annually, ffs him and Busquets cost over 1/3 of our squad and they wouldn't even feature in it :lol:
 
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Cheers. Very contradicting reports regarding these salaries then. The original source of your image claims it's 'approximates', just fyi.


The deferrals are included in the other one but here Coutinho has extra salary. All UK reports I've seen talk about $23m or £17m for Coutinho's deal.

Either way, I predict that he'll be an issue for Inter in the summer.
 
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yes, I dont think we're going to sign someone who doesnt play any reasonable position we need, at a salary that's 2-3x higher than we can afford, would require a huge transfer fee, and hasnt been shit since COVID was an unknown word

though writing all that down, its exactly the sort of signing we'd make.
 

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Cheers. Very contradicting reports regarding these salaries then. The original source of your image claims it's 'approximates', just fyi.


The deferrals are included in the other one but here Coutinho has extra salary. All UK reports I've seen talk about $23m or £17m for Coutinho's deal.

Either way, I predict that he'll be an issue for Inter in the summer.

Absolutely. There is a debate about the real numbers mainly because they are meant to be confidential. Case in point, Lluis Canut who has been outspoken supporter of Koeman for example and attacking Laporta was just annhilated in media by both club & Pique for spreading lies about the numbers

Nevertheless, what is known is that Coutinho apparently reduced his overall salary in order to ensure the deal went through for even the 6 month loan - also allowing Barca to register Ferran Torres in the process. Professional gesture but truth is this would've been welcome far sooner too
 

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I was so sad with Cou leaving... I mean, i was legitimately sad for days... Especially the pics of Juan being there for his last day at Inter, saying goodbye and whatnot.

I was the same with Balo, super sad. Like... It affected my everyday life :D weird i know...

Kova literally broke me when he left us.


But I'll be god damned if i don't admit that they are were insanely good transfers from present day perspective :D

Oh yeah, came here to say, that he went below average. I wouldn't start him over any of our players that we currently have in the team.
 

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I remember seeing this guy in Toronto and score against Panathanaikos (3-2 loss, thanks Benitez) in the summer of 2010. What a career he’s had.
 

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I remember seeing this guy in Toronto and score against Panathanaikos (3-2 loss, thanks Benitez) in the summer of 2010. What a career he’s had.
We may see him return if Aston Villa cannot keep him.
 
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Cou <3 badass debut

and Aston Villa were clueless before he came on, just some silly crosses from the left side
 
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Pique's secret lover speaks up lol

Suzy Cortez, The Brazilian model: “I was a friend of the former president of Barcelona, Sandro Rosell. When Pique found out, he asked me for my number and sent me a message. When I returned to Brazil, he sent me a message directly on IG.”

“He (Pique) was the one who sent me the most direct message. The only Barcelona players who never sent me anything were Messi and Coutinho. They are great husbands and respect their wives a lot.”

AUUUWWWWW being a good husband. Good for him!
 

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These escorts talk a lot of shit about their famous clients. Stfu and be professional.
 
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