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Friday November 15 2019
The cost of Philippe Coutinho to Bayern Munich

On-loan playmaker Philippe Coutinho is costing Bayern Munich at least €657k per game, according to calculations.

Diario Sport cite a report from German publication Bild which claims that will be the cost should the Brazilian play every game for Bayern this season, including all hypothetical cup matches.

It is based on Coutinho earning an annual wage of €25m at the German champions alongside the €8.5m loan fee from Barcelona.

Bayern have an option to buy the Brazil international for €120m at the end of the campaign but even if they do not take up this option, the Blaugrana will look to sell the playmaker elsewhere next summer - according to a report Diario AS last month.

The Brazilian has made a quick start to life in the Bundesliga after joining the German champions late in the summer transfer window but will reportedly not return to the Camp Nou regardless of this season.

Coutinho has netted two goals and provided three assists in 11 games for the Bavarian club, while the recent report stresses the good relations between the two clubs which could help smooth a permanent move in 2020.

However, should the move not come to fruition it is claimed that Barcelona are confident they will be able to sell the player on a permanent basis to an English club.

Football Italia website