Barcelona barred from signing Liverpool players for two years

Credit PA

Credit PA

The Coutinho move has reportedly caused Liverpool to take action against history repeating itself again, with Catal outlet SER reporting that a clause in Coutinho's contract forbids Barca signing a player from Liverpool for three seasons.

It has emerged Liverpool inserted the clause when they sanctioned the £142m sale of Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona in January.

A figure that would make him the most expensive signing in history.

It will also prevent the Spanish champions from making moves for Liverpool's other attacking stars; Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah.




The move did finally occur with Coutinho's persistent wish to leave Anfield, however the Reds made sure they made a significant profit on the former Inter Milan man, who joined Liverpool for £8.5million in January 2013.

The Brazilian has scored just five goals all season for Barca and has not proven the replacement for Neymar that many fans were hoping he would turn out to be.

Barcelona signed two other Liverpool players, Javier Mascherano (2010) and Luis Suarez (2014), this decade, but neither of those deals were surrounded by the ongoing drama that Coutinho's want-away saga quickly became.

Barca sit top of La Liga, a point ahead of Sevilla after 12 games and four points in front of rivals Real Madrid.

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