Philippe Coutinho would love to remain a Bayern Munich player after his loan spell at the Allianz Arena comes to an end. The Brazilian has impressed thus far after struggling to fit in and meet expectations at Barcelona.
Coutinho has scored 3 goals and assisted 5 for the Bavarians in the Bundesliga and UEFA Champions League this season despite the side’s inconsistencies, which have already seen one manager lose his job. Meanwhile, Bayern Munich can sign the Brazilian permanently in a deal worth £102m next summer.
‘I’m very comfortable,’ said Coutinho. ‘I plan to stay here for the year and I’m focused on my time here.
‘If everything fits, then I’d love to stay.’
Meanwhile, Bayern Munich suffered a shock 2:1 defeat at home to Bayern Leverkusen in the Bundesliga on Saturday, leaving them 4 points behind league leaders Borussia Monchengladbach.
It was the first defeat under Interim manager Hansi Flick who replaced Niko Kovac after his dismissal. Coutinho added that he has been impressed with Flick’s decisions since he took over at the club on an interim basis.
‘We understand his way of training and are playing well,’ he added.
‘Things are going well because of that.
‘Flick makes everyone feel important and we’re happy, but we know there’s a lot of work to do.’