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EPL English Premier LeagueEPL Transfer NewsCoutinho takes 50 percent pay cut to support Bayern's treble bid

Coutinho takes 50 percent pay cut to support Bayern’s treble bid

To extend his loan from Barcelona to Bayern Munich until the end of the season, Philippe Coutinho has reportedly agreed to cut his salary by half.

The 28-year-old has scored eight goals and six assists in 23 top-flight outings, spending his entire 2019-20 loan campaign with the German giants, helped them win an eighth sequential Bundesliga title.

The Bundesliga season is over now, while they will also have the DFB-Pokal final to compete in on Saturday, Bayern will be in August’s Champions League action.

According to The Daily Mail, with Bayern refusing to sign him for £108 m on a permanent basis, the Brazilian decided to take a 50 percent pay cut to support Bayern’s treble bid, but he is still expected to return to Barcelona at the end of the deal.

Instead, the Bavarian giants have decided to transfer for Leroy Sane, who is about to finalize his Manchester City turn.

With Barcelona eager to unload him to cut their wage bill and heavily speculated a move back to the Premier League, Coutinho’s future after the end of the campaign remains unclear.

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