Bayern Munich has completed the signing of Barcelona midfielder Philip Coutinho on a season-long loan with a buy out options of 120m euros (£109.84m).
The Brazilian international player Coutinho joins Bayern Munich on loan from the Laliga champions Barcelona till the end of the season for a fee of 8.5m euros.
According to BBC news, it was understood that two clubs had agreed on the terms of the transfer that will see the German side pay 8.5m euros (£7.78m) to take the Brazilian, 27, on loan plus the payment of Coutinho’s wages for the duration of the loan spell.
Coutinho revealed his expectations towards his Barcelona transfer from Liverpool: he said a lot of things did not turn out as we assumed,” during his official presentation in Munich.
He added: “But this is now history. my desire is to stay here for a long period and obtain many titles.”
He continued: “The jersey of FC Bayern and the number 10 is a big responsibility for me.
The 27-year-old has acquired the No.10 shirt of Arjen Robben, who gave his favour to the Brazilian obtaining the number after Bayern Munich initially intended not to use the shirt number this season.
When asked in an interview about the role he’ll be playing in his new club Bayern Munich, he said The coach will determine where I play, but my preferred position is the No.10 role, calling for a position to match his new jersey.
He also revealed that some of his colleagues had suggested the club to him.
He said he had spoken to Thiago, Rafinha and Lucio regarding Bayern Munich and they had only positive things to say.”
Coutinho joined Barcelona from Liverpool in January 2018 for a transfer fee of £142m, it was understood that the Brazilian midfielder took a pay cut in order to complete the transfer from the Premier League side.
Coutinho made 75 appearances for the Catalan, scoring 21 goals and 11 assists in one and a half year since his transfer from Liverpool.
He was heavily linked with several clubs during the summer transfer window with the likes of Tottenham, Arsenal and was also linked with a move back to his former club Liverpool.
He was added as part of a bid by Barcelona to re-sign Neymar from Paris St-Germain, the Spanish club reportedly ready to offer 100m euros (£92.4m) plus Coutinho for his fellow countryman and Brazil international teammates.