Barcelona have officially announced the signing of Brazilian Felipe Coutinho from Liverpool for 150 million euros to be the most expensive player in the history of the club.
Coutinho arrived in Barcelona a few hours ago to sign his contracts for five and a half years, both clubs announce the completion of the deal and the value of the penalty clause of the player 400 million euros.
"We announce the transfer of Coutinho to Barcelona after the agreement between the two clubs, with the agreement remaining on the personal items and the medical examination, the club gave the player permission to complete the proceedings"
Liverpool said in an official statement.
Barcelona have tried to compensate for the departure of Neymar by signing Coutinho in the transfer market last summer but the management of the English club stuck to it.
At the price of 160 million euros, Coutinho is the most expensive player in the history of Barcelona, surpassing Osman Dembli, and has become the second most expensive player in
history after Neymar.
Coutinho participated in 201 appearances for Liverpool, scoring 56 goals and making 46 others.
Coutinho will not be able to participate in the Champions League with Barcelona this season because of his participation with Liverpool in the same tournament.