Liverpool starlet Philippe Coutinho has signed a contract extension, keeping him at the club until 2023.
The Brazilian-born attacking midfielder joined the Anfield-side in January 2013 for a sum of 8.5 million (pounds) (R142 million) from Vasco Da Gama, but after a slow start to his career in England, the 23-year-old has been the centre of everything the Reds have done since this season.
However Liverpool made sure not to lose Coutinho, granting him five year deal worth 150 000 (pounds) (R255 300) a-week.
Speaking about his new deal the Brazil international said: “I am very happy to sign a new contract here. It is a club that I am very grateful to and this shows my happiness here. I will work much harder to repay the belief shown in me.
“I signed this new contract to stay here for a few more years because it’s a great honour for me. He added.”
There has been a lot of interested in Coutinho with Barcelona and PSG reportedly putting him on their wanted list for the summer.
Quite a few Barcelona players and Brazil players have made comments about thinking Coutinho should move to the Camp Nou but that doesn’t seem likely right now.
It is believe that The 24 year old’s new deal doesn’t include a release clause