Coutinho has already changed his life. The Brazilian midfielder has finally left Barcelona to become the property of Aston Villa, where he was on loan until now. The Villains took 100% of his rights for 20 million euros. The player returned to the Premier League after three seasons.
The Catalan side also reserves 50% of the capital gain of a future sale. However, the news is that Coutinho himself has played his part in the transfer with the brutal salary reduction he will experience. According to 'The Telegraph', he will take a 70% pay cut.
The aforementioned media outlet has advanced that he will go from being paid around 553,000 euros gross per week to 147,000 euros gross per week. In other words, a reduction of more than 400,000 euros. This is further proof of the Brazilian's desire to leave Barcelona and head back to England, where he already played for Liverpool.
His coach and former team-mate Steven Gerrard is delighted with his arrival: "He's still in his prime. When he came here, he wasn't really fit and it will take him time to settle, but he will be a great player here for years to come. He's a player who needs to feel loved; he needs to feel supported."