Philippe Coutinho: Barcelona star accepts 50% pay cut to extend Bayern loan-deal

Philippe Coutinho: Barcelona star accepts 50% pay cut to extend Bayern loan-deal

- Phillipe Coutinho joined Bayern Munich on loan from Barcelona last season

- His deal with the Bundesliga club was due to expire on Tuesday, June 30

- The Brazilian has accepted a pay cut at the German club for him to remain until the end of the season

Brazilian star Phillipe Coutinho has reportedly accepted to take a whopping fifty percent cut on his £240k-a-week wages to extend Bayern Munich loan until end of season.

The German club in 2019 paid out an €8.5m loan fee and agreed to take on the 27-year-old’s full salary this season in Germany.

He played a total of 75 games for Barcelona scoring 21 goals and provided 11 assists.

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Barcelona agreed a deal with the Bundesliga giants for the loan signing of Brazilian international who joined the Camp Nou side in the summer of 2019.

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The 28-year-old who pockets around £240,000-a-week, has spent the campaign in Germany having fallen out of favour at the Catalan club.

Philippe Coutinho: Barcelona star accepts 50% pay cut extend Bayern Munich loan deal

Philippe Coutinho in action for Bayern Munich. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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Bayern are already crowned Bundesliga champions but wanted Coutinho to extend his stay as they plot their assault on the Champions League which commences in August.

And the former Liverpool man was more than happy to see out the season despite Marca reporting that he had to take a significant pay cut.

He had featured for the German club 33 times scoring 9 goals.

Meanwhile, Sequel to reports that there is serious in-fighting within the Barcelona football club, team manager Quique Setien has denied any personal rift with Lionel Messi.

Earlier reports from Spain suggest that the Barcelona’s internal crisis has taken a new turn when a footage of Lionel Messi ignoring assistant manager Eder Sarabia’s instructions emerged online.

Meanwhile, earlier reported that Barcelona youngster Marc Jurado appears to have confirmed his departure from the club after posting a goodbye message on his Instagram page.

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The 16-year-old defender has been on the radar of Manchester United after being considered one of the brightest youngsters at the La Liga club.

Jurado penned an appreciation to the club saying it was difficult to part ways with them after all the me Although it is yet to be seen where his next destination would be, reports have it that he is on his way to join the Red Devils.

The Mirror quoting Metro UK claims United already agreed a deal to sign the Spaniard earlier this year despite Barcelona's hopes of keeping him after offering him a lucrative, long-term deal.

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