Philippe Coutinho will always remain an unspoken reality at Barcelona. The former Liverpool star, after all, was one of the club’s biggest howlers in the transfer market.
Joining Barça in 2018 for a fee of up to €160 million, the Brazilian had scored 25 goals in over 100 matches before leaving the club for a fraction of the fee.
Barcelona could still earn money from Coutinho
Coutinho was sold to Aston Villa on a permanent deal for just €20 million last summer.
However, it appears Barcelona may still earn revenue from the Brazilian attacker if he leaves Aston Villa this summer.
This has been reported by Mundo Deportivo, which suggests Barcelona had reserved a 50% future sell-on clause when they sold him to Aston Villa last summer.
That means the Catalans are entitled to half the amount if Aston Villa manage to sell the forward for a fee greater than €20 million.
Saudi Arabia interested in Coutinho
As luck would have it, Saudi Arabian clubs have shown interest in acquiring the services of Philippe Coutinho this summer.
Although the former Liverpool star has struggled to impress after his return to the Premier League, Saudi Arabia clubs have made approaches for the attacker.
MD suggests it is not unrealistic for any Saudi Arabia club to shell out more than €20 million for Coutinho, as Aston Villa desperately look for suitors for the Brazilian star.
Provided the Villans can sanction the sale, Barcelona stand to gain up to €10 million this summer, though the valuation could easily reduce.
Although minuscule, the added revenue could go a long way in helping Barça balance the books in the ongoing summer transfer window.