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Thon about Coutinho: “Wanted and found”

Olaf Thon, the former world champion of football, sees in the transfer of the Brazilian Philippe Coutinho an enrichment for the German record champion FC Bavaria Munich.

“Bavaria has been looking for and found an hanging sign”, Thon said before the meeting of his two former clubs Schalke 04 and Bavaria in the “t-online” interview.

That Coutinho could not connect to his brilliance at FC Barcelona under Jurgen Klopp at FC Liverpool, is not an obstacle for the 53-year-old.

“There is Lionel Messi at Barca and nothing for a long time. Coutinho failed at that. If his sporting performance will be as it was und er Klopp in Liverpool, he can give Bavaria Munich new Esprit and convey the belief that you can win the Champions League again,”explained Thon.

The model of first borrowing the game designer, the World Champion of 1990 also thinks is right.”The World Champion of 1990 This is the future. That players are not bought for 100 million euros, but, like a car, are leased for a certain period of time. This creates more opportunities for the Bundesliga. The loan from Coutinho is important for marketing and presentation”, says Thon.