Bayern Munich agree to sign Philippe Coutinho
Bayern Munich has agreed to sign Brazilian playwright Philippe Coutinho on loan from Barcelona.Philippe Coutinho after joining Barcelona in 2017 failed to live up to predictions.
“I can confirm that (club president) Karl-Heinz Rammenig and I were in Barcelona this week and have reached a consensus with FC Barcelona, the player and the agent. We had a very good conversation and I was FC I also want to thank Barcelona. ” Bayern’s sports director Hassan Salihadizik told broadcaster ZDF on Friday.
“Of course, there are still some details to be approved, medical and signature, but we are very happy that we can bring this player to Bayern,” said Salihamidic, who refused to take the financial details of the deal. .
Barcelona’s director of institutional relations, Guillermo Amore, previously said there was “an initial agreement” for the transfer, but it had not yet been finalized.
Amor was speaking before Amour lost 1–0 to Athletic Bilbao in Barcelona’s opening Spanish league game, while Salehamidzic gave his comment after Bayern lost 2–2 at home to their league opener Hertha Berlin.
Coutinho, 27, was not included in Barcelona’s squad. Coutinho failed to live up to expectations after joining Barcelona in 2017 for a club-record transfer from Liverpool worth 160 million euros (then $ 192 million).
The Brazilian playmaker scored 21 goals in 75 matches for the Catalan club, but was criticized by fans for not performing their best in decisive games.
Bayern were helping to fill the void left by Arjun Robben and Frank Ribry by considering Germany winger Leroy Sane as their No. 1 target, but turned into substitutes after Sane’s knee suffered a serious injury while playing for Manchester City .
Salihamidic also confirmed that Bayern was on the verge of signing French midfielder Michael Kuesans from Bundesliga rival Borussia Moenchengladbach.Read more