Barcelona confirm Philippe Coutinho to Bayern Munich loan as transfer details revealed


The Spanish giants announced on Monday morning that Coutinho will head to Bayern on a season-long loan.

Bayern – who also have an option to make the deal permanent next summer – will pay Coutinho’s wages in full.

The Bundesliga champions have paid an £7.8m (€8.5m) loan fee for Coutinho, 27.

Should Bayern want to make the deal permanent, they’ll have to cough up £110m (€120m) next summer.

Barcelona’s statement on Coutinho’s exit read: “FC Barcelona and Bayern Munich have reached an agreement for the loan of the player Philippe Coutinho to the German club for the 2019/20 season.

“Bayern Munich will pay 8.5 million euros and the player’s wages.

“The agreement also sees an option to buy for Bayern fixed at 120 million euros.

“FC Barcelona would like to thank to publicly thank Philippe Coutinho for his commitment and dedication wishes him all the best in this new stage of his career.”

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