European giants Bayern Munich have confirmed that Philippe Coutinho will return to Barcelona following his year-long loan at the club.
In a statement, Bayern said: “After the triple season, FC Bayern says “Thank you” and “Servus, take care” to Philippe Coutinho.
“The Brazilian international, who moved to Munich on loan from FC Barcelona last August, is returning to the Catalans after his one-year loan expired. Due to the interruption of game operations due to the corona pandemic, the contract of the 28-year-old offensive player was extended with a view to the Champions League final tournament in Lisbon.”
The club CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said: “We want to thank Philippe Coutinho very much. With his creativity and excellent technique, he enlivened our game in the triple season.”
On his part, the club’s sports director Hasan Salihamidžić added: “Even if FC Bayern and Philippe Coutinho part ways after just one season, his involvement in Munich has made it clear what an excellent player he is.”
During his stint with Bayern, Coutinho made 38 competitive appearances for the club scoring eleven goals and providing nine assists helping the club to a treble.