​​Barcelona and Brazilian star Philippe Coutinho has a buyout clause worth £355 million placed on him by the club hierarchy according to ​the Mirror, amid rumours that the playmaker might leave the Catalan giants at the end of the season.


Coutinho who was signed by Barcelona from Liverpool for a club record £142 million has struggled to make the same impact at La Liga that he did in England, with the Brazilian's performances coming in for criticism from both the fans and the media.



His performances has seen manager Ernesto Valverde relegate him to the bench, with it being understood that he could make a move in the summer if the situation continues. Manchester United are understood to be interested in signing the 26-year-old, with reports suggesting that they have made contact with the club hierarchy over a potential transfer, though his high buyout clause is sure to scare away any potential suitors.


In addition to his massive clause, the footballer's wife gave birth to a baby girl earlier in the season, with his family understood to be happy in Spain, something which Coutinho would not want to disrupt by moving back to England.


Since joining the Catalan giants in January 2018, he has made 47 appearances in all competitions, scoring 16 goals and helping the club win the La Liga and Copa del Rey last season.