PHILIPPE COUTINHO has arrived in Germany ahead of his season long loan to Bayern Munich.
The Brazilian struggled to fit in at Barcelona since his move from Liverpool in January 2018.
Philippe Coutinho has arrived in Germany ahead of his season long loan to Bayern Munich.[/caption]
Coutinho, 27, recently agreed personal terms with the German champions who needed to finalise some admin with Barca.
The Brazilian will be announced as a Bayern player shortly, after Barca sporting relations director Guillermo Amor told Movistar+: “I can confirm that there’s an agreement in principle in the case of Coutinho’s loan to Bayern.”
The 27-year-old was left out of Barca’s opening day La Liga defeat at Athletic Bilbao but was pictured in the stands.
Bayern asked about a loan move for Coutinho on Monday but the Catalans were said to be uninterested unless they could bag Neymar.
The ex-Liverpool man has been linked with a move away from the Nou Camp all summer.
But the forward’s departure looks to have put an end to Neymar’s chance of a dream return to Barca.
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Paris Saint-Germain made clear their desire to include Coutinho in any deal for Neymar.
And with Barca missing out on a transfer fee for the ex-Premier League star, they will not be able to stump up the necessary cash to bring their old trickster back from Paris.
Real Madrid have also shown interest in Neymar this summer but were recently reported to have failed in player-plush-cash deal with PSG holding out for £206m.
Coutinho stepped off a minibus with a big smile on his face[/caption]
He was greeted by club officials and photographers[/caption]
The ex-Liverpool man is in the prime of his life[/caption]
He is expected to feature soon although he did play in this summer’s Copa America[/caption]
Coutinho received a warm welcome to Germany[/caption]