The Brazilian is on a season-long loan spell at Bayern Munich, which will not exercise their $120 million bid to buy a midfielder.
Philippe Coutinho might play against his parent club in Lisbon
Barcelona and Bayern Munich will face in the Champions League quarterfinals on Friday 14 August in Lisbon. The match is likely to see Philippe Coutinho face off against his parent club. The Brazilian is on a season-long loan spell at Bayern Munich, which will not exercise their $120 million bid to buy a midfielder. However, Coutinho, who moved to Barcelona in January 2018 for a fee that rose to €160 million. He could play a role in Bayern potentially knocking out the Blaugrana. Which would be strange ahead of his return to Camp Nou this summer. After a season up and down and an ankle injury that prevented him from playing at the end of the campaign. Coutinho played almost half an hour against Chelsea on Saturday night. There is a chance he could play against Barcelona.
While it’s true that the 28-year-old will have to head back to Catalonia this summer. There is already talk of going off on another loan spell, this time to Arsenal. Barcelona fears their player may return to chase them on Friday. UEFA does not tolerate the so-called fear clause in Spain and allows clubs to prohibit loaned players from playing against the parent team. Coutinho’s potential presence, precluding any last-minute setbacks. There is another exciting story ahead of this interesting quarterfinal link between Barcelona and Bayern Munich.