Coutinho: ‘I have an enormous problem right here and I hope to remain right here for a very long time and win many titles’
By Joe Tanner
Final Up to date: 19/08/19 6:42pm
Philippe Coutinho says he needs to remain at Bayern Munich “for a long time” to “win many titles” after sealing a season-long mortgage from Barcelona.
The 27-year-old signed for the Bundesliga champions on Monday and the deal consists of an choice for Bayern to purchase the Brazilian from Barcelona for £109.8m on the finish of the season.
The attacking midfielder joins after scoring 21 targets in 75 video games since arriving on the Nou Camp from Liverpool in January 2018, profitable back-to-back La Liga titles and the Copa del Rey within the course of.
After a season and a half in Spain, Coutinho is relishing the chance to play for Bayern.
“I have a big challenge here and I hope to stay here for a long time and win many titles,” Coutinho mentioned.
“There are all the time huge expectations at Bayern and naturally the Champions League is a aim and I will do my finest to win the Bundesliga, the cup (DFB-Pokal) and the Champions League with my colleagues.
“I was offered with an bold venture, I’m an bold man, and I talked to Thiago, Rafinha and Lucio, and I’ve heard lots of good issues, they actually helped me lots.
“I’m hardworking and ambitious, and every time I wear the Bayern jersey, I’ll do the best I can on the field to reach our goals.”
The playmaker will put on the quantity ten shirt beforehand worn by Arjen Robben.
The Dutchman retired on the finish of final season after scoring 144 targets in 309 video games over the course of ten years taking part in for the Bavarian membership.
It’s a position which Coutinho acknowledges will probably be tough to fill, following his predecessor’s profitable decade on the Allianz Area.
“The jersey of FC Bayern and the number ten is a big responsibility,” he added.
“It belonged to Robben, he was a great reference in football. I hope to be able to confirm expectations with good football on the pitch.”
Coutinho’s arrival follows the signing of Ivan Perisic from Inter Milan, who joined Bayern final week on a season-long mortgage.
The Croat’s deal additionally consists of an choice to purchase on the finish of the 2019/20 marketing campaign.
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The switch window for Spain’s La Liga, Italy’s Serie A, Germany’s Bundesliga and France’s Ligue 1 closes at various instances on Monday September 2. In the meantime, League One, League Two and Scottish golf equipment may also do offers till September 2.
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