Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has confirmed the Bundesliga champions haven’t activated the €120 million ($180 million) buy possibility in Barcelona loanee Philippe Coutinho’s contract.
The Brazilian swapped the Camp Nou for the Allianz Area in August 2019 on a season-long mortgage with an possibility to purchase. Nevertheless, Rummenigge has instructed Der Spiegel the choice has not been activated and he doesn’t know if Coutinho will keep.
“We haven’t activated it,” he mentioned. “Now we’re going to attract up squad planning internally and we’ll see if he nonetheless has a task to play with us or not.”
Coutinho moved to Bayern after falling out of favour on the Camp Nou. He has performed 32 occasions for Bayern in all competitions in 2019-20, scoring 9 occasions and contributing two assists.
Coutinho Might Have Performed His Final Sport for Bayern
The Bundesliga turned the primary main European league to return to motion final weekend after being suspended as a result of coronavirus disaster. Bayern beat FC Union Berlin 2-Zero however have been with out Coutinho resulting from damage.
The Barcelona loanee underwent ankle surgical procedure in April to take away “free joint fragments.” Sport have reported Coutinho could miss the remainder of Bayern’s league season and might not be able to return to motion till the tip of June due to the damage.
Coutinho has commenced particular person coaching this week however nonetheless seems to be a way off getting again into motion with the primary group.
Premier League Golf equipment Eager on Coutinho
Premier League golf equipment proceed to be linked with a transfer for Coutinho. The 27-year-old could have discovered it laborious to impress at Barcelona and Bayern however shone at Liverpool earlier than signing for the Catalan giants.
Mundo Deportivo has reported that Chelsea, Manchester United and Leicester Metropolis are all involved in making a transfer for the Brazilian when the summer season switch window opens.
Coutinho’s agent, Kia Joorabchian, has beforehand mentioned he thinks the midfielder can be comfortable to return to the English high flight. He instructed Sky Sports activities: “The Premier League is one thing that he has at all times loved enjoying in, and liked enjoying in, and would in all probability love to come back again and play in.”
But there may be nonetheless an opportunity Coutinho may get one other probability at Barcelona. New supervisor Quique Setien instructed RAC1 the Brazilian “is a superb participant and I actually like him,” whereas Mundo Deportivo has reported Barcelona will solely promote Coutinho in the event that they obtain an enormous provide this summer season.
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