- Philippe Coutinho is back at Barcelona after a loan spell at Bayern Munich.
- Can he make a name for himself under Ronald Koeman?
In January 2018, Coutinho signed for Barcelona for a club record reportedly worth €160 million. He was world’s second most expensive player at the time.
For Barcelona, the Brazilian has scored 21 goals and provided 11 assists in his 71 appearances – over the course of two seasons. So far, The Brazilian player maker has won 2 LaLiga titles with Barcelona. He was sent on loan to Bayern Munich at the start of 2019-20 campaign, but he struggled to establish himself at the Allianz arena. The loan deal also had an option to buy the player for €120 million, but the German champions did not opt to exercise the deal.
Coutinho at Bayern Munich:
Philippe Coutinho joined Bayern Munich on a season long loan deal at the start of 2019-2020 season. In that season, the Brazilian play maker scored 8 goals and assisted 6 times in 23 appearances for the German champions.
The Brazilian also scored twice against his current club Barcelona in the quarter final of UEFA Champions League as a Bayern player. The irony is definitely there.
During his spell at Bayern Munich, Coutinho won the trebel; including UEFA Champions League, The Bundesliga and the DFB-Pokal cup. These are his achievements with Bayern Munich in his only loan season with them.
Return to Camp Nou:
Philippe Coutinho returned to Barcelona after winning Champions League with Bayern Munich. Barcelona boss, Ronald Koeman has made it clear that the Brazilian is a part of his plans for the 2020-21 season.
Look who’s back. Coutinho returns to Barcelona training early as he looks to take advantage of a new opportunity under Koeman pic.twitter.com/x8H1KThGtz
— Samuel Marsden (@samuelmarsden) September 4, 2020
With Ronald Koeman taking charge of the Catalans, it seems like it’s finally the time for the Brazilian to shine under the Dutchman. Can he make a name for himself at Barcelona this season? Let us know what you think in the comments below!