Barcelona midfielder Philippe Coutinho moves to Bayern Munich for one year, confirming Bayern boss Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.
"I can confirm that [Bayern sporting director] Hasan Salihamidzic and I were in Barcelona last Wednesday and we agreed on a transfer with both the club and the player," Rummenigge told reporters after the 2: 2-draw of his club against Hertha Berlin on Friday.
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"The player is expected here in Munich the next few days, at the latest Sunday or Monday, he will do his medical treatment and then sign his contract.
"I have to thank Barcelona. I get on very well with the President of Barcelona [Josep Maria Bartomeu] and that may have helped us to transfer this player to FC Bayern. It is a very important player for us, not only because of his name, but also because of his playing style. Its quality will help our attacking game. We are happy.
Rummenigge added that after the end of the loan period, the defending champion will have the option to buy Coutinho.
After Bayern's game, club manager Niko Kovac said: "In my opinion not only Bayern Munich, but also The entire Bundesliga and all of Germany may look forward to welcoming such a big name in our league. "
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Barca director Guillermo Amor had confirmed on Friday that the "Basis of Agreement" was given prior to the game on Friday, and said that details still need to be ironed out.  Sources told ESPN FC that the Bayern will pay Coutinho's salary in full.
27-year-old Coutinho traveled with Ernesto Valverde's squad to San Mames to face Athletic Bilbao 1-0 in the league on Friday with just over an hour to go until the kick-off in the Basque Country to watch the game from the stands.  Barca wanted to sign Coutinho throughout the summer and after the defeat in the Champions League against Liverpool, the Catalan club announced this for the first time. The Spanish champions hoped to find a buyer in England but Tottenham's late interest did not lead to an agreement.
Coutinho had also been there as a farmer in a potential deal for Neymar. Barca was ready to send him to Paris Saint-Germain in addition to his money to bring Neymar back to Camp Nou.
According to sources, however, the player had decided to accept an offer from Bayern I was the last days on the table. Close sources of the player confirmed that he is expected to travel over the weekend to a medical treatment in Bavaria to complete his move.
Barca signed with Coutinho from Liverpool in 2018, but he could not keep his prize and the fans turned on him at the end of last season.
The relationship with the supporters reached a low point when he told them that they should be quiet when he celebrated at Camp Nou a goal in a Champions League victory against Manchester United.
That was one of the symbols of Barca's catastrophic end to the season when the Catalans lost 4-0 to Anfield on the Champions League route and were beaten by Valencia in the Copa del Rey final.
In other states After the game on Friday, the club announced that it has taken over the 20-year-old French midfielder Mickael Cuisance from league rivals Borussia Monchengladbach.
The correspondents of ESPN FC, Sam Marsden, Moises Llorens and Stephan Uersfeld, have contributed to this report.