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Coutinho, in Setién's plans if he doesn't stay at Bayern?

Published:22/01/2020 - 15:08h

Updated:22/01/2020 - 15:10h

In Germany they say that Bayern Munich is not willing to exercise the purchase option it has on Coutinho, something that could bring it back to Barça

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The future of Philippe Coutinho is in the air. The past summer, the FC Barcelona and the own player decided that the best for both parts was to separate his ways, by what the Brazilian finish in the Bayern of Munich in a cession of a year by which the Bavarian group paid something more than 8 million euros, in addition to remaining with an option of purchase no compulsory by value of 120 million euros.

According to the informations published by the German media Bild, the Bayern would have decided not exerting said option of purchase by Coutinho, since it considers that it is a too high price -it is necessary to add him the index card of almost 12 million euros by season- for the performance that the carioca is offering in the Allianz Sand.

If finally that is the final decision of the second classified of the Bundesliga, the first step that would give the FC Barcelona would be to try renegotiate a discount in the total total that pactó the past campaign. If neither like this it convinces to the Bavarian group, would arrive the moment to offer to the footballer to clubs economically powerful that could satisfy the economic requirements culés, especially in a Premier League in which has poster by the good image that left in the Liverpool.

Nevertheless, the FC Barcelona neither 'will give' to a footballer by which already has paid 135 million euros between the fixed part and the variable, by what if they do not arrive offers convincentes (something that could suceder, had to so much to the price of exit that will impose to the Barça as to his high index card) the footballer could join again to the Barcelona discipline, maybe even to go in inside the sportive planning.

Here it would find an entirely distinct stage to the that had during the season and average that dressed of Barcelona, especially by the change of trainer. Quique Setién wants to give a wash of face to the team to recover the game of position and of intense pressure that lost with Ernesto Valverde and that the fans barcelonista so much misses. In this tessitura, Coutinho could have a second opportunity asi the Cantabrian technician believes it convenient.

A second opportunity for Coutinho?

The carioca is a midfield player with creativity and capacity of association, two factors that on the paper would do him fit in the new model of football that proposes Setién. After all, Robert Fernández -previous technical secretary culé and maximum impulsor of the arrival of Coutinho- always said that the carioca had to play of interior, a position in which Valverde practically did not use him, opting by him of extreme. And if with Setién changed the thing and Coutinho went back to be the one of the Liverpool? It is to throw him a lot of imagination, but no less than which will have to have the Barça to solve the difficult ballot that him avecina for 'plant him'.

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