After a major tug-of-war managed it for almost a year and a half ago finally for FC Barcelona to get hold of ønskespilleren, Liverpool's Philippe Countinho. Despite Coutinhos own desire for a change, was Liverpool incredibly difficult to trade with, and FC Barcelona had to go really far to get the deal completed.
in Addition to the huge cost of around one billion crowns had to FC Barcelona also agree to write a special clause into the deal.
Liverpool had namely to enable FC Barcelona to pay a premium of 100 million pounds if they want to buy a Liverpool player. It writes the british newspaper the Daily Mail.
It will mean in practice to put a 100 million pound over the player's price.
FC Barcelona, for example, to buy Mohamed Salah, who is believed to be approximately 130 million pounds worth, you should drop the 230 million pound to buy him the freedom of Liverpool.
the Clause was written into in order to avoid a new situation like the one with Countinho, where there was much drama in the run up to the switch.
in Addition, FC Barcelona also bought both Javier Mascherano ogLuis Suárez in the Merseyside club, who now was tired of seeing the Spanish giant run with the club's stars.
the Clause expires, however, according to the Daily Mail after the summer of 2020, where FC Barcelona may once again be allowed to go on the prowl among Liverpool's star players.