'Philippe Coutinho Will Be The Best Footballer In Germany'
Philippe Coutinho will be the best player in Germany once his move to Bayern Munich is announced - that's according to Hertha Berlin midfielder Marko Grujic.
The Brazilian has arrived in Munich to complete a loan move that can then be turned into a permanent deal for a fee of €120 million, becoming Niko Kovac's sixth addition of the summer window after the early captures of Benjamin Pavard, Lucas Hernandez and Jann-Fiete Arp, as well as recent deals for Ivan Perisic and Mickael Cuisance.
And Grujic, who was a teammate of Coutinho's at Liverpool, is expecting big things from the former Inter Milan playmaker.
"It's a big deal for the whole Bundesliga that we now have the opportunity to see Coutinho," the Serbian international told German newspaper Bild, via AS.
"He is a special, exciting player, capable of crazy things. He has incredible tricks and skills. I enjoyed every training session with him.
"He will be the best footballer in Germany by far."
The likes of Jadon Sancho, Serge Gnabry and Robert Lewandowski might have something to say about that - but there's no denying the ability Coutinho possesses.
He sealed a dream £142 million move to Barcelona in January 2018 but failed to properly establish himself as a first-team regular under Ernesto Valverde despite occasional moments of brilliance.
He will be hoping that regular game-time will allow him to get him back on track, in the same way that James Rodriguez got going again in Bavaria after being somewhat frozen out at Real Madrid.