Philippe Coutinho returns to Barcelona after loan spell with Bayern Munich

Philippe Coutinho returns to Barcelona after loan spell with Bayern Munich

- Philippe Coutinho has officially left Bayern Munich to return to Barcelona

- The Brazilian attacker joined the German side on loan and won a treble

- Coutinho is yet to justify his big 2018 January move to the Camp Nou

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Philippe Coutinho has the left treble-winning side Bayern Munich after a successful loan spell with the Bundesliga outfit.

The 28-year-old helped Bayern win the treble including their sixth Champions League title in Lisbon a few weeks back.

The Brazilian featured against his former side in the quarter finals of the elite competition and scored two goals which he refused to celebrate any of the goals.

Philippe Coutinho returns to Barcelona after loan spell with Bayern Munich

Philippe Coutinho returns to Barcelona after loan spell with Bayern Munich. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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He also made an appearance in the finals against Paris Saint-Germain as the Bavarians cruised to win their third trophy of the season.

In a farewell posted on Instagram Coutinho wrote: "I would like to thank all the fans, the staff and players for this season. It was truly an amazing year where I learnt so much and the final achievements with the treble unforgettable.

"Thank you and all the best! MIA SAN MIA!"

Bayern had earlier won the Bundesliga and the DFB Pokal Cup before wrapping a remarkable season with the biggest trophy in club competition.

And now that Ronald Koeman is the new boss at the Camp Nou, the Duthcman has given the Brazilian attacker another to prove his worth at the club.

With Ivan Rakitic departed to Sevilla and Arturo Vidal along with Luis Suarez shown the door, Coutinho could fit into Koeman's first XI.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Philippe Coutinho is close to completing a return to the Premier League to join north London outfit Arsenal, according to his agent.

Kia Joorabchian claims the transfer for the embattled Barcelona midfielder is at an advanced stage.

Coutinho has failed to justify his £145 million move to the Camp Nou from Liverpool during the 2018 January window.

Legit.ng had also reported that Philippe Coutinho could return to the Premier League as Arsenal and Barcelona are reportedly planning to meet over the possible transfer of the Brazilian forward this summer.

The 27-year-old joined the Catalan side in January 2018 in a five year deal valued around £142 million.

However, his impact has not really been felt by the fans having scored just 21 goals and 11 assists in over 75 appearances for the club.

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