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Philippe Coutinho made it clear he ‘absolutely wanted’ Bayern, says Hasan Salihamidzic

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The Brazilian says he’s just one of Europe’s best teams

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Bayern Munich sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic says Philippe Coutinho made it “very clear” he “absolutely wanted” to move to the Bundesliga champions during transfer negotiations.

Coutinho had been linked with a move to PSG, but Barcelona confirmed on Monday that the Brazilian has completed a move to Germany on a season-long loan,.

And Bayern Munich are expecting a lot from their new arrival, according to Salihamidzic.

“Philippe made it very clear to us during the negotiations in Barcelona that he absolutely wanted to move to FC Bayern. He’s a world-class player with great ability, who we can deploy in a number of positions in our forward line, so the FC Bayern squad has gained even more quality. Philippe Coutinho will help us achieve the ambitious targets we’ve set for this season.”

Source | Bayern Munich

Coutinho says he is looking forward to his “new challenge” with “one of the best clubs in Europe” and will wear the No. 10 shirt at his new club.