An agreement in principle is in place on Coutinho to Bayern Munich. loan to
An agreement in principle is in place between the two clubs with the deal almost complete but not formally closed, with the player being left out of Barcelona’s La Liga season opener against Athletic Bilbao as his move to the Bundesliga champions inches closer.
Guillermo Amor, director of institutional and sporting relations for Barcelona and an official club spokesperson, told Movistar+: “I can confirm that there’s an agreement in principle in the case of Coutinho’s loan [to Bayern].”
When he arrived from Liverpool, the long-term vision for Coutinho was to replace Andres Iniesta as a creative force in midfield. However, he was not often trusted to play in that position, and now Frenkie de Jong has been added from Ajax, joining Arthur and Ivan Rakitic as central options.
Last season, in his first full campaign with Barca, Coutinho managed 11 goals and five assists in 54 appearances in all competitions.
Coutinho was often used on the left wing and Barcelona have just signed Antoine Griezmann from Atletico Madrid, with the Frenchman joining Ousmane Dembele as an option on that flank ahead of the Brazilian in the pecking order.
Barcelona have confirmed that an agreement is in place to loan Philippe Coutinho to Bayern Munich.
The Brazilian midfielder has failed to impress since joining the La Ligachampions from Liverpool in January 2018, and Barca have been keen to offload their big-money signing as they revamp the squad.
He was offered to a number of Premier League clubs before the English transfer window slammed shut but nothing materialised, and a move to the Bundesliga now appears to be the next stage of Coutinho’s journey.