clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Thiago hopes ‘spectacular’ Philippe Coutinho stays at Bayern Munich

The Brazilian is on loan from Barcelona

Hertha BSC v FC Bayern Muenchen - Bundesliga Photo by PressFocus/MB Media/Getty Images

Thiago has been talking about his “spectacular” Bayern Munich team-mate Philippe Coutinho and says he hopes he stays on at the Allianz Arena.

Coutinho is being tipped to return to Barcelona in the summer because Bayern won’t pay the €120m purchase option in his current loan deal.

Thiago has been talking about how highly he rates the former Liverpool man and how he hopes he does his extend his stay in the Bundesliga.

“I know him well. He’s very good. I’ve seen him play since he was 12 years old. I played futsal against him in Brazil and he loved it. He doesn’t think he lacks anything.

“I love playing with high-level footballers and he is a phenomenon. He is a spectacular guy, super hard-working, with an unbeatable technique and incredible definition.

“Players go through good and not so good moments and he is giving us a lot. We hope to have him next year too.”

Source | La Vanguardia

Recent speculation has suggested Coutinho could stay at Barcelona next summer. Mundo Deportivo have reported Barca will only sell if they receive €100m for the 27-year-old.

Sign up for the newsletter Sign up for the Barca Blaugranes Daily Roundup newsletter!

A daily roundup of Barca news from Barca Blaugranes