It has been confirmed that Barcelona have an “agreement in principle” to send Philippe Coutinho on loan to Bayern Munich.
Coutinho was left out of the squad for Barca’s La Liga opener against Athletic Bilbao on Friday, with club director Guillermo Amor confirming the Brazilian is close to joining Bayern.
“We can confirm that there is an agreement in principle for the loan of Coutinho to Bayern and we just have to finalize the deal,” Amor said, ahead of the game at San Mames.
Coutinho joined Barcelona from Liverpool in January 2018 for an initial 120 million euros ($133 million), plus another 40 million euros in potential add-ons but despite the huge excitement that surrounded Coutinho’s arrival, he has struggled to find his place at Camp Nou.
At Bayern, the Brazilian will provide welcome reinforcement in attack following the departure of Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery at the end of last season.