Coutinho Closing In On Bayern Munich Loan Move
Barcelona midfielder Philippe Coutinho is closing in on a temporary transfer to Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich on a one-year loan deal
Coutinho joined Barca from Liverpool in January 2018 for a £114m deal, but he has underwhelmed since moving to the Nou Camp.
Barca are keen to move Coutinho on having paid big money for Antoine Griezmann already this summer and with rumours abound of a move for Neymar.
Coutinho has been linked with a number of Premier League clubs, but the window has now closed for English clubs.
However, Bayern confirmed on Friday evening that they are close to an agreement for the Brazilian and he passed a medical examination in Germany this weekend.
Bayern sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic said on Friday: “I can confirm that Karl-Heinz Rummenigge [Bayern chairman] and I have been in Barcelona this week, agreeing with the player and the adviser.
“We had very good talks and I want to say thank you to Barcelona. Medical check and signature and we are very happy to have won this player, it will be a one-year loan deal with a call option.”