By: Christian Huezo
Coutinho recently broke the Barcelona transfer record for the most expensive transfer in club history. Barcelona paid a record of about 106 million euros, that could reach 142 million if he meets certain contract clauses such as number of goals. There was speculation last season that Coutinho wanted to join Barcelona but was not able to be transferred because Liverpool did not want to sell. However, a lot of bargaining finally led to the transfer. Coutinho will not be able to play with Barcelona in the Champions League since he joined after the tournament started but he his eligible to play in La Liga and Copa Del Rey. Coutinho will be playing alongside Luis Suarez, a former teammate, and will be playing with his Brazilian teammate Paulinho.