Philippe Coutinho’s future is likely to be unsure following the top of the Bundesliga season, however the Bayern Munich loanee definitely completed what he got down to obtain when he left Liverpool in January 2018.
Having seen Barcelona fail to land his signature the earlier summer time, the Brazilian belatedly acquired his desired transfer to Camp Nou in a £142m club-record deal.
Upon becoming a member of the Catalan giants, the playmaker made it clear a need for silverware for one of many major causes behind his Anfield departure, with Premier League, Europa League and League Cup runners-up medals the closest he had come to lifting trophies with the Reds.
“Everybody is aware of that I wished to return to Barcelona,” he advised 8tv’s ‘Fora de Joc’ in February 2018. “It wasn’t doable in the summertime, however we labored in order that it may very well be completed in winter.
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“I actually wish to win huge titles, it was one of many causes that made me signal for the membership. I wish to win as many as I can.”
On paper, he has managed simply that.
In his first few months as Barcelona, whereas he may need watched on enviously as his former team-mates reached the Champions League last, he acquired his fingers on each La Liga and Copa del Rey.
Final season he once more lifted La Liga, in addition to the Supercopa de Espana, earlier than clinching the Bundesliga title with Bayern earlier this month.
He regarded delighted when posting an image of himself lifting his newest trophy on Instagram after the German outfit have been introduced the trophy following their last sport of the season this weekend.
The one downside – one he by no means had at Liverpool – for Coutinho is he has solely been afforded a bit-part function for each golf equipment with a flailing repute leaving his future unsure.
Shortly discarded by Barcelona after failing to reside as much as expectations, the La Liga giants struggled to discover a everlasting house for the Brazilian so opted to mortgage him out to Bayern for the season.
And whereas the Bavarians had the choice to signal him completely, they’ve determined in opposition to activating the clause, making certain Coutinho will return to Spain this summer time once more looking out for a brand new house.
In distinction, former membership Liverpool have simply clinched the Premier League title, following up from Champions League, European Tremendous Cup and FIFA Membership World Cup triumphs prior to now 12 months.
Coutinho may need acquired the silverware he desired however he is realized the arduous method the grass is not at all times greener.
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