Philippe Coutinho takes big cut to extend Bayern Munich loan stay

Date published: Thursday 2nd July 2020 11:46

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Philippe Coutinho has extended his loan deal at Bayern Munich from Barcelona until the end of the 2019/20 season.

The arrangement will allow the Barcelona star to play for the Bundesliga winners in the German Cup final. He will also be able to feature in the remaining Champions League fixtures in August.

The details are outlined by Bild via Marca, who report he took a 50 percent cut to continue the arrangement. Real Madrid defender Alvaro Odriozola and Inter Milan winger Ivan Perisic have also done likewise.

Bayern still have an option to buy Coutinho for €120m at the end of the campaign but multiple reports suggest this will not be exercised.

Barcelona are knwon to be keen on selling the former Liverpool man to raise transfer funds this summer.

Coutinho is said to favour a move to England over a potential return to Inter or a switch to PSG.

Chelsea, Tottenham and Newcastle have all been linked with the 28-year-old. While an unlikely return to Anfield has also been mooted.

The Brazilian scored 21 goals in 76 outings for Barcelona after moving in a club record £142m fee from Liverpool in January 2018. But he has consistently flattered to deceive since and Barca want to cash in while the player is still relatively young.

 

ANFIELD LEGEND CALLS FOR COUTINHO RETURN

Liverpool goalscoring great John Aldridge has explained why Jurgen Klopp has to bring Brazilian midfielder Philippe Coutinho back to Anfield.

Reports last week suggested Coutinho had made a personal plea to Klopp to sanction a return to the club to join Barcelona in January 2018.

And now former Liverpool striker Aldridge has given his backing to a potential one-year loan deal.

“I think Liverpool should do all they can to bring him back to Anfield,” Aldridge told Ireland’s Sunday World newspaper.

“I know there will be some fans out there who might be surprised by my call for Liverpool’s owners to hand Coutinho a route back to Anfield. But but let me explain why I think this transfer could work for all parties.”

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