New Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman has plans for Philippe Coutinho.
Coutinho was away at Bayern Munich for a season long loan but has not taken the decision to come back to the Catalan club in hopes of playing for the first team more.
Further, Koeman wants to include Coutinho in his new plans for the club and is willing to give him a chance, according to reports.
“We want to thank Philippe Coutinho very much. With his creativity and excellent technique, he enlivened our game in the treble season,” CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said.
“[His performances in the Champions League especially] proved that it was a good decision to have him on loan. We all wish Philippe all the best for his future career.”
Sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic added: “Even if FC Bayern and Philippe Coutinho part ways after just one season, his involvement in Munich has made it clear what an excellent player he is.
“Unfortunately, due to injuries and an operation, he couldn’t be used more often but he can rightly be proud of his contribution to the treble, especially at the Champions League final tournament in Lisbon. All the best for the future, Philippe!”