Munich (dpa) - Bayern has made the lending business with the Croatian Vice World Champion Ivan Perisic perfect.
The German football champion first brought the 30-year-old striker from Inter Milan for one season, but then has the option to firmly commit him. The Munich confirmed after the striker had passed the medical check the day before.
"Ivan will help us immediately with his many years of experience at an international top level," said sports director Hasan Salihamidzic, according to the announcement. "He is technically strong and flexible in the offensive." Because national player Leroy Sané of Manchester City as a Munich wish transfer last injured severely on the cruciate ligament, the Bavarian looked for alternatives.
Financial details about Perisic did not make the club public. According to reports, the Croatian costs about five million euros in lending fee, with a fixed commitment of actually still 2022 to Inter bound professionals would come to 20 million euros.
Perisic was a wish of head coach Niko Kovac, who knows him from his time as national coach. The pro himself returns to the Bundesliga, where he already played for Borussia Dortmund (2011-12) and VfL Wolfsburg (2013-15).
"I am very happy to be back in Germany," the attacker was quoted as saying. "Bayern is one of the largest clubs in Europe. We want to attack not only in the Bundesliga and in the DFB Cup, but also in the Champions League. »
Perisic is the fourth Bayern signing for the upcoming season after French World Champion defenders Lucas Hernandez and Benjamin Pavard, as well as offspring striker Fiete Arp. A debut beckons him on Friday for the Bundesliga start against Hertha BSC.
Meanwhile, FC Barcelona has rejected a bid by FC Bayern Munich for the loan of Brazilian footballer Philippe Coutinho, according to a Spanish newspaper report. Neither the Catalan club nor the players themselves are prepared to respond to the current offer, wrote the journal "Mundo Deportivo" published in Barcelona. Until the transfer Bayern have but still time to improve the offer, they said.
According to "Mundo Deportivo" Bayern Munich wants to borrow the 27-year-old national player for two years and with subsequent voluntary purchase option. An example is the transfer business, which the German record champion at the time had concluded with Real Madrid for the Colombian James Rodríguez.
Coutinho had moved from FC Liverpool to FC Barcelona in early 2018 for an estimated 150 million euros. With the Catalans, he could not conquer a regular place, most recently he was due to moderate performance in the criticism and is considered a candidate for change.
It is also speculated that Coutinho could become part of a deal to bring back Brazil's football superstar Neymar from Paris Saint-Germain to Barcelona. Barça is said to have made several offers to the club of the German coach Thomas Tuchel, but had been rejected. Recently it was said that PSG wanted to have 100 million euros from the Catalans and Coutinho, the Portuguese Nelson Semedo and another player.
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