Coutinho does not want to return to Barcelona from Bayern Munich

"I would love to stay at Bayern," the Brazilian international has said

Philippe Coutinho preferiría no tener que volver al Barça
Philippe Coutinho preferiría no tener que volver al Barça | EFE

Barcelona are no longer in Philippe Coutinho's plans despite the fact he has a contract at Camp Nou until the summer of 2023.

The Brazilian forward said on Sunday at a meeting with Bayern Munich supporters clubs that his intention is to stay with the German club. 

Coutinho, Barça's club-record signing, is currently on a season-long loan at Bayern. 

"I feel really comfortable here," he said. "My plans are to stay here for one year and to focus on that, but if everything goes well, I would love to stay." 

The comments came as a surprise because Coutinho has recently lost his place in the side. Interim coach Hansi Flick, who replaced the sacked Niko Kovac, has so far given him a secondary role. In five games under Flick, he's only started twice. 

Bayern have an option to sign him for 120 million euros at the end of the season. He has played 18 times so far, scoring three goals and setting up five more."


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