Bizarre misunderstanding: have Barca and Bayern REALLY agreed to hide financial details of Coutinho's deal?
- FC Barcelona website reveal the €8,5m loan fee and €120m option to buy included in Coutinho's contract.
- However, FC Bayern's official statement read: "All parties have agreed not to disclose any financial details of the agreement."
On Monday, August 19, Philippe Coutinho's loan move to Bayern Munich has been officially confirmed. The sides had an agreement in principle since Friday but the Brazilian hadn't passed the medical tests by that time. Now it's finally official. Coutinho will spend the 2019/2020 campaign on loan at the Allianz Arena.
What about the financial details of this deal? FC Barcelona official media share all the necessary information: Bayern will pay 8,5 million euros as a loan fee. The Bavarians will also cover Coutinho's entire salary and will be able to secure his transfer on a permanent basis for 120 million euros next summer. What could possibly go wrong?
However, FC Bayern's official statement says otherwise. In fact, it doesn't say a thing about the transfer fee. The German club's message on their website read: "All parties have agreed not to disclose any financial details of the agreement."
Perhaps, Barcelona simply didn't get the memo...
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