Neither player features regularly in Bayern Munich’s starting lineup. Tolisso’s record transfer and Coutinho’s hopeful loan both seem to be nearing a disappointing end.
Per a new report by Sky Sports Germany, Corentin Tolisso is unhappy at Bayern Munich, and a summer exit looks increasingly likely. Sky also suggests that there is virtually no chance Bayern will activate the buyout option in Philippe Coutinho’s loan from Barcelona, especially in light of how the COVID-19 pandemic will affect the transfer market.
In the summer of 2017, Tolisso became Bayern’s most expensive transfer (at the time) when he made the switch from Olympique Lyon for around €42 million. His time with Bayern has been hampered by injuries, and he currently is struggling for a spot in Hansi Flick’s lineup, having started only 13 matches this season. Now, that the European Championship has been postponed, he also won’t have the opportunity to impress with the French National Team this summer.
Coutinho has scored 8 goals and has provided 6 assists in a total of 23 matches. He has shown flashes of brilliance, but not performed consistently enough to convince Bayern’s front office. Unfortunately, Barcelona isn’t exactly eager to have him return either, so they’ll likely have to sell or loan him to a club interested in his services:
Bayern has until May 15th to activate the option. According to our information, they will not do that. But FC Barcelona doesn’t want him either. The club has informed the Brazilian’s agent of that. They should look for a new club for Philippe. Continue reading