Philippe Coutinho Joins Bayern Munich On Loan From Barcelona

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’s Philippe Coutinho has joined on a one-year loan worth 8.5 million euros ($9.5 million) with an option to buy, the Spanish club confirmed Monday.

“The agreement provides for an option for Bayern to buy at a 120-million-euro fee,” Barcelona said.

The 27-year-old Brazilian joined Barcelona from in January 2018 for an initial 120 million euros in a deal that included another 40 million euros in potential add-ons.

But the international midfielder’s stint at Barcelona never worked out as hoped despite huge excitement around his arrival at the .

Initially tried in midfield where he plays for Brazil, Coutinho was pushed into the front three by Ernesto Valverde last season but the switch never paid off.

“For me, this move means a new challenge in a new country with one of the best clubs in Europe,” Coutinho said on Bayern’s website.

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