Former Bayern Munich star Rafinha has said that Philippe Coutinho is the perfect signing for the club and he should act as the direct replacement for James Rodriguez. Rodriguez contributed 14 goals and 15 assists in the Bundesliga during a two-year loan from Real Madrid but the Bavarian giants decided against signing him permanently amid the concerns over his fitness.
Since then, the club have gone on to recruit Ivan Perisic and Philippe Coutinho on loan from Inter Milan and Barcelona respectively to bolster their ranks, and Rafinha believes the latter could aide Bayern’s quest for the Champions League title this season. Speaking to Bundesliga.com, he said: “After James left, Bayern needed another top star in midfield. Philippe Coutinho is a brilliant player. He’ll definitely make Bayern a better team, and improve their chances in the UEFA Champions League. Hopefully he’ll adapt to the Bundesliga quickly.” Continue reading “Bayern Munich favourite says Philippe Coutinho is the perfect fit for the club”