- For me, this move represents a new challenge in a new country with one of Europe's best clubs. I very much look forward to that. Like Bayern Munich, I have great ambitions and I am convinced that I can achieve them together with my teammates, says the 27-year-old in a statement.

Coutinho has spent a year and a half in Spanish Barcelona. Last year he was listed for 11 goals in 54 matches with the club. The 27-year-old is Bayern's second loan in a short period of time as the club last week also secured the Croatian Ivan Perisic.