Philippe Coutinho has reportedly agreed to cut his salary by half to extend his loan from Barcelona. He has expressed willingness to stay at Bayern Munich until the end of the season.
The 28-year-old has so far spent the entire 2019-20 loan campaign with the German giants, helping them win an eighth consecutive Bundesliga title with eight goals and six assists in 23 top-flight outings.
Coutinho’s future after the end of the campaign remains unclear, with Barcelona eager to unload him to cut their wage bill. There is also much speculation around a move back to the Premier League for the player.
Curiously, the Brazilian decided to take a 50 per cent pay cut to support Bayern’s treble bid.
But he is still expected to return to Barcelona at the end of the deal, with Bayern refusing to sign him for £108 m on a permanent basis according to The Daily Mail.
Instead, the Bavarian giants have decided to transfer for Leroy Sane, who is about to finalize his Manchester City turn.
The Bundesliga season is over now, but Bayern will be in August’s Champions League action, while they will also have the DFB-Pokal final to compete in on Saturday.