The transfer of Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona turned out to be a huge mistake. To save his form, the Brazilian went on loan to Bayern, in which he even revived it a bit because this season he has already scored 7 goals and 8 assists, which can be called a decent result. Unfortunately, his future is very uncertain, which in turn is associated with a drastic decline in its value. Bayern Munich is unlikely to make Philippe Coutinho loan deal permanent.
Despite the ideas that appeared earlier to buy the Brazilian, Bayern probably won’t decide. In the summer they will want to bring Kai Havertz to this position and Coutinho will simply give it back to Barcelona. In Catalonia, they don’t need it too much, so they’ll try to sell it. According to “Mundo Deportivo”, its price may be much lower than the sum for which Barcelona brought him from Liverpool.
📰 — Bayern Munich will not activate the purchase option for Coutinho. The Brazilian will return to Barcelona next summer. [bild] pic.twitter.com/5gloj7Hq46
— Barça Universal (@BarcaUniversal) February 6, 2020
The source claims that Barcelona will be able to sell the Brazilian for 80 million euros. This is of course still an impressive sum but almost two times smaller than the one for which he came to Camp Nou. Barcelona paid 145 for it then. The drop of as much as 65 million from the price is a huge proof of how disappointed the Brazilian are in the capital of Barcelona.
Barcelona are reportedly ready to let Philippe Coutinho leave for much, MUCH less than what they paid for him.
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) February 8, 2020
Where can Coutinho go then? For now, it is difficult to say because there were no specific interested parties but we can assume that they will appear soon because such a price should tempt them. Knowing life, Manchester United will probably speak to him but Coutinho is probably not yet so upset by his situation to decide to transfer to Manchester United. Maybe the prodigal son’s return to Anfield?