Inter Milan did not include a sell-on clause in their sale of Philippe Coutinho to Liverpool in 2013, according to a report.
Sky Sports claimed on their live transfer blog on Monday [08:37am] that Inter will not be due any fee from Liverpool after they sold Coutinho, 25, to Barcelona for a staggering £142million last week.
The Brazil international joined the Reds in 2013 for just £8.5million and went on to make 201 total appearances on Merseyside that would see him go on to become the second most expensive player in football history.
Inter’s reported reluctance to include a sell-on clause in his move from the San Siro now seems like a major blunder for the Serie A side, who could have no doubt pocketed a very tidy sum this month.
Coutinho had only made 47 total appearances for Inter and spent two loan spells away from Italy with Vasco de Gama and Espanyol
Football Insider verdict
Inter Milan must be in total disbelief that a player that they only valued at £8.5million would go on to sell for £142million, with them missing out on a big chunk. Celtic were widely reported to have included a sell-on clause in Virgil van Dijk’s deal when he joined Southampton. And now the Scottish champions have supposedly netted a decent amount after Liverpool signed him for £72million. With the amount of money that is now floating around in the world of football it would make sense for any player that is under 23 and being sold on should include some kind of sell-on clause in their contract. With Liverpool being at the epicentre of two examples of this clause, the Anfield club should really take note and make sure they do it from now on.
In other Liverpool news, Brendan Rodgers is happy to make an offer for this Reds player to reunite with him at Celtic.