- Title: Coutinho joins Bayern Munich on season-long loan from Barcelona
- Date: 19th August 2019
- Summary: BASEL, SWITZERLAND (FILE - SEPTEMBER 30, 2014) (REUTERS) PHILIPPE COUTINHO AT TRAINING SESSION LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (FILE - JUNE 2, 2016) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF COUTINHO AT BRAZIL TRAINING SESSION COUTINHO POSING FOR PHOTOGRAPHS DORTMUND, GERMANY (FILE - APRIL 6, 2016) (REUTERS) LIVERPOOL TRAINING SESSION COUTINHO WITH ROBERTO FIRMINO LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (FILE - DECEMBER 8, 2014) (REUTERS) LIVERPOOL TRAINING SESSION COUTINHO BARCELONA, SPAIN (FILE - JANUARY 8, 2018) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF COUTINHO BEING UNVEILED AS BARCELONA PLAYER BARCELONA, SPAIN (FILE - JANUARY 20, 2018) (REUTERS) COUTINHO WALKING ON TO PITCH AT BARCELONA TRAINING SESSION COUTINHO TRAINING
- Embargoed: 2nd September 2019 09:41
- Keywords: soccer football loan Brazilian footballer Brazil Barcelona Bayern Munich transfer Philippe Coutinho
- Location: VARIOUS
- City: VARIOUS
- Country: Germany
- Topics: Soccer,Sport
- Reuters ID: LVA004ASVW473
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Barcelona's record signing Philippe Coutinho has joined Bayern Munich on a season-long loan which includes an option to buy, the Spanish champions announced on Monday (August 19).
The Brazil midfielder travelled with Barca for their opening La Liga game of the season against Athletic Bilbao on Friday (August 16) but was left out of the match day squad who suffered a 1-0 defeat.
"FC Barcelona and Bayern Munich have reached an agreement for the loan of the player Philippe Coutinho to the German club for the 2019/20 season. Bayern Munich will pay 8.5 million euros and the player's wages. The agreement also sees an option to buy for Bayern fixed at 120 million euros." Barcelona's statement read.
Coutinho, 27, joined Barca from Liverpool in January 2018 for a club record fee of 120 million euros ($133 million) plus 45 million euros in variables.
The Brazilian played 76 games for the Catalans in all competitions, scoring 21 goals, but struggled to dovetail with his fellow attackers and has not had the intended impact on the team, despite winning two consecutive La Liga titles.
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