Philippe Coutinho: Barcelona agree loan deal with Bayern Munich for the Brazilian
- Philippe Coutinho has completed a loan move to Bayern Munich from Barcelona
- These two clubs announced the transfer deal on their websites on Monday, August 19
- Coutinho has been given jersey number 10 at German giants Bayern Munich
Spanish champions Barcelona have agreed deal with German giants Bayern Munich for the loan signing of Brazil international Philippe Coutinho.
Philippe Coutinho is now expected to spend the 2019-20 season with the Bundesliga champions before a decision is made on a permanent transfer.
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Bayern Munich have already paid out an €8.5m loan fee and agreed to take on the 27-year-old’s full salary this season in Germany.
“For me, this move means a new challenge in a new country with one of the best clubs in Europe. I'm very much looking forward to that.
“Like FC Bayern, I have big ambitions and I'm convinced that I can achieve them together with my new team-mates,'' Coutinho told Bayern official website.
Since he joined Barcelona in January last year, Philippe Coutinho has played a total of 75 games as a blaugrana in which he scored 21 goals and provided 11 assists.
The former Liverpool star won the League title twice (2018 and 2019), the Copa del Rey (2018) and the Spanish Super Cup.
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