Philippe Coutinho, during a game of Bayern


Coutinho impact: Bayern's decision, key for Barça

Published:22/12/2019 - 09:43h

Updated:22/12/2019 - 13:36h

Philippe Coutinho remains on loan at Bayern Munich and the German club must decide whether to exercise the 120 million purchase option he has for him. This decision will have a great impact on FC Barcelona

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The past summer, the FC Barcelona arrived to an agreement with the Bayern of Munich for the cession of Philippe Coutinho. The Brazilian midfield player did not achieve to be to the height of the expectations that generated in the Camp Nou as a result of his signing and the Bavarian team supposed a valve of leakage for the carioca, that looked for reencontrarse with his best version far of the city condal.

The operation enciphered in little more than 8 million euros, in addition to the complete payment of the index card of the footballer by part of the Bayern of Munich. Besides, it agreed an option of purchase no compulsory to final of season by value of 120 million euros, little less than what the FC Barcelona finish paying to the Liverpool for having done with his services.

Given the astronomical figure pactada between Catalans and Bavarians, the decision of the Bayern of Munich will have a total impact in the sportive planning of the FC Barcelona of face to the market of traspasos of 2020. The Brazilian does not go in in the plans of the Barcelona club for the next campaign and, if the German picture decides not exerting his clause to buy to the footballer, there will be an authentic 'hot potato'.

The wage of Coutinho is high, but does not have place in the FC Barcelona, by what the club would have to look for him accommodate in another place and does not seem to have any club in Europe had to put on of the table a quantity that compensate the cost that the culés did in his moment by the carioca. If the Bayern does not remain with him, the technical office culé will have a problem no only for having to sell to a player that does not go in in the plans, but by not having of 120 millions for fichar.

The decision of the Bayern

From the past summer, the Bayern of Munich has initiated a restructuring of the staff to arm an important sportive project. Of face to the next season, the German group can elevate his cost in signings to more than 200 million euros. Good part of this quantity would go headed to Leroy Sané that, as they affirm half Germans, is the big priority of the club.

In these circumstances, the Bavarians still do not have clear if it will allocate another important quantity to remain to Coutinho in property. The Brazilian began with an irregular performance but, in the last meetings, seem to have indisputable fact in the team. What is clear is that the decision that take the current German champion will have a strong impact in the plans of the Barça by evident economic reasons.

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