Philippe Coutinho has joined Bayern Munich on loan from Barcelona, just 19 months after moving to Camp Nou from Liverpool for a fee of up to £142 million.
Bayern will pay a loan fee of 8.5 million euros (£7.8m) and pay his wages. They also have the option of making the deal permanent for a fee of 120 million euros (£110m).
Bundesliga has everything in terms of quality and talent. Maybe the most well balanced football league in the world.
Meanwhile Philippe Coutinho had almost a disastrous spell at Barcelona. How he will fit inside the strong first team Bayern displays each week, being the dominant force in Germany?
As a sign of trust the bavarian club handled Coutinho the number 10 jersey. A move that shows that the german giants rely on the brazilian magician to lead them to glory both in Bundesliga and especially in Europe. Having won the supreme european trophy, UEFA Champions League, last time in 2013 and reaching 4 times the semi-finals since then, Bayern needed a player who can decide the faith of big matches, a game changer.
In the domestic league, the main rival, Borussia Dortmund looks good. Beside Marco Reus, Jadon Sancho & Co. they have considerably strengthened in the offseason, bringing true gems as Julian Brandt and Torghan Hazard at the club. Mats Hummels and Nico Schulz have been brought also this summer to muscle up the defense, in the quest to claim the Bundesliga title after 7 consecutive years of dominance from Bayern Munchen.
On the other side Philippe Coutinho needed Bayern, a place where he can express his talent, creativity and skills at his best. At Barcelona he couldn’t replace Iniesta in the midfield and neither create at his will as long Messi is there. Caged in Catalonia, the “ little magician “ took the best decision for his career and fans, moving to a strong team that needs an engine, a place where he will be the playmaker that makes the team tick.
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