Barca has a special provision to save 99 million euros if you buy 2 Liverpool stars in the upcoming transfer period. Barca has wanted to buy two Liverpool stars for a long time. They are Sadio Mane and Georginio Wijnaldum. However, the Catalan club has a special reason not to rush to sign these two players.
The Daily Star source said that when selling Philippe Coutinho to Barca in January 2018, Liverpool added a special provision to prevent the opponent from continuing to “suck blood” in the future. If Barca buys any additional Liverpool player before the end of 2020, they must pay an additional 99 million euros, not including transfer fees.
Barca are intending to buy Wijnaldum and Mane from Liverpool
Therefore, Barca must wait until this special term ends in January 2021 to ask to buy Mane or Wijnaldum. However, Barca also found it difficult to buy more stars at the beginning of the year. They were in financial trouble due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
They had to negotiate with the players, coaching staff, and staff to reduce their salary by 190 million euros this season. Barca also has to sell additional shares in business projects to compensate for an expected loss of about 300 million euros in the 2020/21 season.
Liverpool lost the star squad that worth £ 330 million
Liverpool continues to face a force crisis due to injury when up to 8 players have to sit outside. James Milner is the latest Liverpool player to suffer an injury in the draw with Brighton. This means coach Jurgen Klopp currently does not have eight stars with a total value of £ 330 million. Defensive problems are most serious when Liverpool currently does not have 3 out of 4 regularly selected defenders.
Milner is the newest Liverpool player to be injured
Midfielders Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez are sidelined for months with a knee injury. Meanwhile, right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold is hoping to return in December.
Liverpool lost both top midfielders Van Dijk and Gomez
Meanwhile, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is long-term absent due to a knee injury. Thiago Alcantara has not been playing since the Merseyside derby last month. Liverpool’s squad depth is severely affected when versatile midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri suffers a muscle injury while playing against Switzerland.
According to Transfermarkt, 8 Liverpool’s eight out-of-the-box players are valued at £ 330 million. This includes some top stars like Alexander-Arnold and Van Dijk with a value of £ 99m and £ 72m, respectively.