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Bayern confirmed on Friday night that they had agreed a deal to bring Philippe Coutinho to Bundesliga. His move appeared to take a step closer after the German branch of sportswear giants Adidas – Bayern’s kit supplier – seemed to accidentally leak the Brazilian’s squad number.
“I can confirm that (Bayern CEO) Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and I have been in Barcelona this week and we have reached an agreement with FC Barcelona and with the player and his agent,” Bayern sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic told ZDF, via Goal.com , after the club drew 2-2 with Hertha Berlin in their opening game of the Bundesliga season.
On Sunday morning Adidas’s German language Instagram account, which is based in Munich, posted and then swiftly deleted an image showing Coutinho’s name as it would appear on the back of a Bayern shirt, along with a No.10.