Jordi Mestre has said Barcelona were able to sign Philippe Coutinho this month because Liverpool finally lowered their demands.
“The interest of the club has always been to take Coutinho to Barcelona,” Mestre said. “The difference is that there has been a substantial reduction in the cost of this transfer.
“There has been a very important reduction, even though we cannot publicly give the figures. We are not going to discuss the numbers. The important thing is we have the player here. If I reveal numbers I will be breaking our agreement with Liverpool.”
“Philippe, welcome. We know that you have made a personal and economic effort,” he added. “In the last months we have dreamed of this moment, we wish you the best, which is the best for all.”