Philippe Coutinho to FC Barcelona, It’s almost finished. Very disappointing since his arrival in Catalonia, the Brazilian attacking midfielder should be transferred permanently to Aston Villa, where he has been on loan since this winter. The estimated amount of the transaction is between 15 and 20 million euros. This is almost ten times less than the 135 million euros (not including bonuses) paid by Barça to recruit the player from Liverpool in January 2018.

Coutinho occupies a good place in the Top 5 of the most expensive players in history. He is above all number 1 in the Top 10 of the biggest flops of the Catalan club on the transfer market.

In our selection, we have only kept players who are among the 50 most expensive players in Barca’s history, according to Transfermakt. This limits the field of observation to the years 2000 and 2010, and excludes certain former mythical flops, such as Christophe Dugarry. If Coutinho is of course at the top of the list, Ousmane Dembélé still has the benefit of the doubt, since his adventure with the Blaugranas may not be over…

But who are the worst recruits in recent FC Barcelona history? Answer in our slideshow…