There is no special clause in the Brazilian’s loan at Bayern Munich, so he could play against his owner club next Friday in Lisbon.
After defeating Napoli at the Camp Nou, Barcelona it focuses on Bayern Munich looking for a new phase in the UEFA champions league. That will be his rival this week in Lisbon, where the Blaugranas will collide with a German champion who has just swept his series against Chelsea with a 7-1 aggregate.
The duel against the Bavarians occupies all the news culé and the shock, beyond being decisive for the luck of the season, because losing would imply that Barça closed a year in white (without titles), has a special morbidity: Philippe Coutinho.
The Brazilian is still on loan from Hansi Flck, despite the fact that he has already informed that he will not execute the purchase option he had for the player. And now there will be the curious circumstance that the Canarinha footballer could face Barça, the team that owns his economic rights.
As the Goal site learned, in the transfer operation to the Bavarian team a ‘fear clause’ was not agreed in the contract, so the midfielder, if his coach so decides, could face Quique Setién’s team.
Coutinho suffered an injury prior to returning to the courts in mid-May after the forced break due to the pandemic and added minutes since June 27, on the last date of the Bundesliga against Wolfsburg. Then, in the final of the German Cup against Bayer Leverkusen, a friendly on 7/31 with Olympique Marseille and jumped from the bench – at 64 ‘- last Saturday in the resolute tie against Chelsea.
The player will have to return to Catalan soil when the still current 2019/20 campaign ends and will be placed on the transfer market, since the club needs money. Coutinho, for now, does not have a firm offer from any team, although he does have interest from several in the Premier League.
At Barça there is moderate optimism regarding the tie. They know that Bayern are favorites, but they trust their ability to be in the semi-finals. Failing that, Barcelona could close the season with another disappointment. Without the League, without the Cup, without the Super Cup and without the Champions, they would complete a blank season after 12 years of titles.
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