Vasco prepares budget for 2017, and already counts on the departure of Coutinho from Liverpool
Vasco da Gama have started the financial planning for next year and will once again include fees from FIFA's solidarity mechanism in their revenue forecast.
Philippe Coutinho left Vasco in 2010 but can still help the club make some money. In the budget starting to be drawn up for 2017, the committee responsible for the work intends to include the possible sale of the Liverpool playmaker in the revenue forecast document. As the training club of Coutinho, Vasco are entitled to 2.25% of a future sale of the player, who stayed in Rio from the age of 7 to 18. The latest speculation in Europe is that Liverpool would demand a fee of €75 million to Paris Saint-Germain to sell the Brazilian. From this amount, Vasco could pocket approximately €1.7 million.
With an eye on 2017, the club set up a committee to draw up next year's budget earlier this month. The group does not necessarily include members of the Vasco board, but it's headed by the finance vice president, Marcos Pereira de Carvalho, and has advisers involved. In the planning for 2016, Vasco were counting on the revenue from the sale of Coutinho, which did not materialize. On the other hand, the club received money from the sales of Alex Teixeira and Alan Kardec and saw around €2 million enter the club's coffers in total. Coutinho is one of the star players of Liverpool, who are currently the leader of the Premier League. In addition to PSG, Barcelona are also reportedly interested in having the attacking midfielder for next season.