Bayern very happy with Coutinho transfer - Rummenigge

Bayern Munich chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has been "very satisfied" with Philippe Coutinho's performances since his summer arrival from Barcelona.

The 27-year-old completed a season-long loan switch to Allianz Arena on August 16, after spending just one full season at Camp Nou.

Coutinho joined Barca from Liverpool after five successful years at Anfield for £140 million ($184m) in January 2018, but has failed to live up to expectations in Spain.

Ernesto Valverde deemed the Brazil international surplus to requirements ahead of the 2019-20 campaign and Bayern pounced on his uncertain position, which has, so far, proved a shrewd piece of business.

Coutinho has scored two goals and laid on three assists in seven Bundesliga outings, showing flashes of the brilliance which turned him into a household name at Liverpool.

Rummenigge has been delighted with the playmaker's contribution in the early stages of the new season, as he told German publication Kicker: "Philippe is a high-quality player.

"Philippe has no star attitudes. He is a very pleasant person and he is very popular throughout the club.

"We are very satisfied with the transfer."

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Bayern have the option to purchase Coutinho on a permanent deal at the end of the season for £120m ($156m), but Rummenigge claims a final decision on his future will not be made until next year.

“We will decide about that when the right point in time has arrived,” the 64-year-old added.

Coutinho retained a spot in Bayern's starting XI for their trip to Augsburg on Saturday, which saw the visitors held to a disappointing 2-2 draw.

The result meant Niko Kovac's side missed the chance to move to the top of the Bundesliga after leaders Borussia Monchengladbach suffered a 1-0 defeat at Borussia Dortmund over the weekend.

The German champions will now look ahead to a Champions League group stage encounter against Olympiacos in Greece on Tuesday night.

Bayern are top of Group B on six points, having already recorded comfortable wins over Red Star Belgrade and Tottenham.