Liverpool have sold star midfielder Philippe Coutinho to FC Barcelona for a whooping £142 million.
The deal gives Liverpool £105 million up front, with the remaining £37 million in possible add-ons.
The deal is surpassed only by the £200 million Paris St-Germain paid Barcelona for Neymar last summer, and the £165.7 million Kylian Mbappe will cost PSG at the end of his initial loan spell from Monaco.
The playmaker will sign a five-and-half year deal at the Nou Camp and will have a buyout clause of 400 million euros (£355 million).
“It is no secret that Philippe has wanted this move to happen since July, when Barcelona first made their interest known,” said Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp.
“Philippe was insistent with me, the owners and even his team-mates this was a move he was desperate to make happen.”
Klopp said the club had “hoped” they would be able to persuade the player to stay, adding: “The club did everything within our means to convince Philippe that remaining part of Liverpool was as attractive as moving to Spain.
“It is with great reluctance that we – as a team and club – prepare to say farewell to a good friend, a wonderful person and a fantastic player in Coutinho.
“The relationship we have for him means with a heavy heart we wish him well.”