Coutinho at Bayern: sound after football art - sports
- Bayern confirms that Philippe Coutinho will switch from FC Barcelona to Munich on loan.
- The Brazilian comes first for a year, then the German record champion has a purchase option.
- In Barcelona, Coutinho has not been happy, at Bayern he could fit very well into the system of coach Niko Kovac.
Uli Hoeneß left the stage to those who had first-hand information. When leaving the Munich Arena he said only - and his face seemed a bit sour: "Mr. Rummenigge will say something." The mood had clouded that evening only the 2: 2 (1: 2) against Hertha BSC to the Bundesliga kick-off. Otherwise, the Munich were on the move. There have been successes in the (attention) transfer market to report.
After all sorts of missteps in the courtship of Leroy Sané, it is likely to be a balm to the Bavarian understanding of himself, the obligation of Philippe Coutinho, 27, to announce. Following the introduction by Hoeness, CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge took the stage and announced that "both the club and the player" had agreed on a loan. Coutinho will come from FC Barcelona for a year, after which Bayern have a purchase option. The lending business costs FC Bayern 24 million euros, reports the Spanish newspaper El Pais,
The example of Coutinho shows how fast this transfer market can proceed. Rummenigge traveled to Barcelona with sports director Hasan Salihamidzic on Wednesday to meet with the player, his advisor and Barça's decision-makers. On Sunday or Monday, the Brazilian should arrive for medical check in Munich. He had to thank Barcelona, said Rummenigge: "I have with the President (Josep Maria Bartomeu, Note d. Red.) a very, very good and friendly relationship. "This relationship was at the end of the day Helpful to transfer Coutinho to Munich.
Coutinho is to upgrade Bayern's offensive game
It is undoubtedly one of the big names in world football that attracts the FC Bayern because of the Säbener road. Coutinho, sounds like gunfire shooting on exquisite curves through the air. He is the professional after Neymar, for whom the second highest transfer fee was paid. In the winter of 2018, Barcelona was to transfer 145 million euros to Coutinho in Liverpool, where they called him "little magician". With bonus payments even 160 million euros are possible. "The name did not matter at all, exclusively the quality," said Rummenigge.
The Bayern see in Coutinho a player who enhances the offensive potential of the team, as the club boss explained. Should mean: Coutinho is one who can set the rest of Munich with his passports better scene. Against Hertha BSC was noticeable on Friday evening that such a type of player was sometimes lacking. The one massaged defenses with an art shot or a passport overcomes. The vulnerability was apparently known. Has been "in contact with Coutinho" for a few weeks, Hasan Salihamidzic said.