It was the big surprise in the Bundesliga but also in Liga. Bayern Munich started their season with a draw (2-2) against Hertha Berlin. Barcelona, meanwhile, fell to Athletic (0-1). For this match, Philippe Coutinho was not even on the game sheet. The reason? The Brazilian international is due to join Bayern Munich in the coming days. This information was first confirmed by Guillermo Amor, Director of Institutional Relations for Barça.
And after the Bavarian club’s match, the Munich leaders also took the floor, starting with Bayern’s President Karl-Heinz Rummenigge. And the latter also confirmed this transaction. “Philippe Coutinho will join us for a one-season loan. We will also have a call option for next year. He must arrive here for his medical examination on Sunday or Monday,” he told Sky Germany. Hasan Salihamidžić, the club’s sports director, also spoke about ZDF: “I can confirm that Rummenigge and I were in Barcelona this week. We have an agreement with Philippe Coutinho and his agents. “Soon the Brazilian will be a Bayern Munich player!