The recovery of Philippe Coutinho does not go as planned.
145 million euros. It is the tidy sum disbursed by the FC Barcelona three years ago to fill its workforce with Philippe Coutinho. And for this price, one of the highest in the history of transfers, we can not say that the attacking midfielder has given the satisfaction expected by the Catalan club.
Injuries have notably slowed down the Brazilian’s good progress with the Blaugrana jersey. The one that has kept him immobilized since the end of December 2020 (rupture of the left external meniscus) continues to spoil the season for him, and that of the Barcelonans who would need his talent to get out of the current crisis.
According to the Spanish press, the return of Philippe Coutinho should be postponed for several weeks. The recovery of the former Inter player, Liverpool and Bayern does not go as planned because of a still swollen knee, explains the daily.
The duration of Coutinho’s unavailability was originally estimated at three months. He will probably not participate in the Clasico scheduled for the weekend of April 10 and 11.
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