Bayern Munich chief provides update on Philippe Coutinho future

Posted Tuesday, February 25, 2020 by 101 GREAT GOALS

Bayern Munich chief provides update on Philippe Coutinho future

Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has this afternoon discussed the possibility of the club making Philippe Coutinho's signing from Barcelona permanent in the summer.

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Following months of rampant speculation, Coutinho's nightmare Camp Nou stay was finally brought to an end in August of last year.

On the back of a challenging 18 months in Catalunya, and despite links with the likes of Arsenal, Tottenham and PSG, the Brazilian eventually put pen-to-paper on a deal with Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich.

Coutinho made the move to Bavaria on loan for the season, with an option to buy this summer:

'A difficult question'

The months since his arrival, however, have not exactly seen Coutinho light up the Bundesliga.

The 27-year-old has actually managed starts in just 13 of Bayern's 23 league outings thus far this season.

He has showcased flashes of his undoubted brilliance in the colours of the Bavarians, particularly in a dazzling Man of the Match display versus Werder Bremen back in December, but, all told, Coutinho has too often proven frustratingly inconsistent whilst in Germany.

As such, to this point, it has remained unclear whether or not Bayern intend to take up their option to buy on the Brazilian.

This possibility, though, has today been discussed by the club's CEO, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.

Speaking in an interview with Sport Bild, Rummenigge was drawn on Coutinho's future at the Allianz Arena, with the German legend having suggested that the Bayern hierarchy are yet to come to a definitive decision regarding the matter:

'Why is it [the transfer] not decisive? This is a difficult question. I think he played well in some games while in others he gave the impression of being a little inhibited.'

'I don't know why. The fact is that we all believe he is an exceptional footballer, we see him in training and sometimes during competitions.'

Everyone tries to help him, the coach, his teammates. Now we have to hope that in the crucial weeks starting now, he will become an important factor in helping us win titles.'

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