Let Bayern Coutinho’s purchase option expire, Rumenig has confirmed

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Retrieved 23 May 2020, 12:06 IST

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Philippe Coutinho is working for Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich chairman Carl-Heinz Rummenig has revealed that the Bundesliga champions have not activated their purchase option for Philippe Coutinho and the trend is now over.

Coutinho joined Bayern on a season-long loan deal from La Liga holder Barcelona at the start of the 2012-20 campaign but has struggled to establish himself in Munich.

Brazil offered to buy the international for আন্তর্জাতিক 120 million but Bayern decided not to sign the deal, although Rummenigge did not close the door on Coutinho.

“The option has expired and we did not activate it,” Rummenig told the German newspaper Der Spiegel.

“We’re going to plan our squad for next season and we’ll see if he still has a role to play with us.”

Coutinho has failed to live up to the hype since switching from Liverpool to Bar ব্লa in a blockbuster transfer in 2018.

The 227-year-old has scored eight goals and six more goals in 22 Bundesliga appearances for Bayern this season, which has been hampered by coronavirus.

With Bayern eyeing Bayern Leverkusen star Kai Hawartz and Manchester City’s Leroy Sane, Coutinho could not appear at the top of the club’s list.