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Bayern pays respect to Coutinho as he returns to Barcelona after one season loan

As the international Brazil returns to Barcelona, Bayern Munich paid tribute to the “outstanding” Philippe Coutinho.

The 28-year-old joined last August on a season-long loan, with that contract extended to cover the season’s final weeks after the coronavirus pandemic disruption.

With Bayern securing the Bundesliga, DFB-Pokal and Champions League titles for the second time in their history, Coutinho’s tenure in Germany was highly fruitful in terms of silverware.
Coutinho also came out of the bench to score twice and assist another goal in his parent club’s 8-2 quarter-final devastation.

“We would like to thank Philippe Coutinho very much. With his creativity and excellent technique, he has invigorated our game during this treble-winning season,” Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said in a statement.

He added that Coutinho’s impact against Barca “proved that it was a good decision to sign him on loan. We all wish Philippe the best for his career going forward”.

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