FC Bayern Munich have completed the transfer of Philippe Coutinho after the Brazilian international passed his medical examination which follwed by him signing his contract at the club’s Säbener Straße headquarters. Coutinho will spend a season on loan from Barcelona. Although FC Bayern has an option to buy the 27-year-old following the expiry of his loan contract on 30 June 2020.
“For me, this move means a new challenge in a new country with one of the best clubs in Europe. I’m very much looking forward to that. Like FC Bayern, I have big ambitions and I’m convinced that I can achieve them together with my new teammates.” Coutinho added.
Coutinho was part of the youth teams at top Brazilian club Vasco da Gama. In Europe he played for Inter Milan, Espanyol and Liverpool. When he moved from Liverpool to Barcelona in January 2018, made him the second most expensive player in the world after Neymar. Coutinho won back-to-back Spanish championships and, in 2018, the Spanish Cup. Coutinho made 55 appearances for the Brazilian national team, scoring 15 goals to date.