The Bundesliga champions Bayern have announced that a deal has been agreed with FC Barcelona for the loan transfer of Philippe Coutinho.
FC Bayern and Barcelona have agreed a deal for the transfer of Philippe Coutinho to Munich on loan , with Bayern having an option to make the deal for the 27-year-old forward permanent after that. According to a tweet from Bayern, Coutinho is expected in Munich on Sunday or Monday for medicals and to complete the deal
Coutinho is expected to arrive in Munich on “Sunday or Monday” to complete the obligatory medical and ink his contract. ✍️
— FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) August 16, 2019
The Brazilian midfielder joined Barcelona from Liverpool in the summer of 2018, as the second-most expensive player in the world at the time. He has played 56 times and scored 16 times for his country Brazil.
“The Brazil international initially joins the German record champions from the Catalan side on a season-long loan, with Bayern possessing an option to make the deal for the 27-year-old forward permanent after that.
“I’d like to thank FC Barcelona. Obviously we still have to finalise a few details, but we’re delighted to be bringing this player to FC Bayern,” sporting director Salihamidzic stated.
Head coach Niko Kovac said: “In my opinion, not only FC Bayern Munich, but also the entire Bundesliga and the whole of Germany can be delighted to be welcoming such a big-name player to our league.“