Barça: Coutinho says goodbye to a season as a Barça player to forget

Second operation

FC Barcelona player Philippe Coutinho was operated on in Brazil for a cyst in the meniscus of his left knee by Dr. Rodrigo Lasmar under the supervision of the Barça club’s medical services and says goodbye to a season to forget. Coutinho is not only the most expensive signing of Barça ever, but also the record incorporation in LaLiga history.

This operation is the second performed on the Brazilian footballer after injuring the external meniscus on December 29, 2020 against Eibar at the Camp Nou. The first was held on January 2 of this year and then Barcelona reported that the player would remain absent for approximately three months.

Neymar, Mbappé and Coutinho: the 50 most expensive signings in history

50 Diego Costa – From Chelsea to Atlético – 17/18 – Cost: € 60 M

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Data updated on February 17, 2021

49 Oscars – From Chelsea to Shanghai SIPG – 16/17 – Cost: € 60 M

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48 Anthony Martial – From Monaco to Man United – 15/16 – Cost: € 60 M

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47 Luís Figo – From FC Barcelona to Real Madrid – 01/01 – Cost: € 60 M

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46 Alisson – From Roma to Liverpool – 18/19 – Cost: € 62.5 M

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45 Rodri – From Atlético to Man City – 19/20 – Cost: € 62.7 M

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44 Luka Jovic – From Eintracht to Real Madrid – 19/20 – Cost: € 63 M

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43 Ángel Di María – From Man United to PSG – 15/16 – Cost: € 63 M

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42 Raheem Sterling – From Liverpool to Man City – 15/16 – Cost: € 63.7 M

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41 P. Emerick Aubameyang – From Dortmund to Arsenal – 17/18 – Cost: € 63.75 M

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40 Christian Pulisic – From Dortmund to Chelsea – 18/19 – Cost: € 64 M

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39 Edinson Cavani – From Naples to PSG – 13/14 – Cost: € 64.5 M

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38 João Cancelo – From Juventus to Man City – 19/20 – Cost: € 65 M

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37 Aymeric Laporte – From Athletic Club to Man City – 17/18 – Cost: € 65 M

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36 Álvaro Morata – From Real Madrid to Chelsea – 17/18 – Cost: € 66 M

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35 Kaká – From AC Milan to Real Madrid – 09/10 – Cost: € 67 M

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34 Riyad Mahrez – From Leicester City to Man City – 18/19 – Cost: € 67.8 M

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33 Rúben Days – From Benfica to Man City – 20/21 – Cost: € 68 M

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32 Zlatan Ibrahimovic – From Inter to FC Barcelona – 09/10 – Cost: € 69.5 M

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31 Victor Osimhen – From Lille to Naples – 20/21 – Cost: € 70 M

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30 Arthur – From FC Barcelona to Juventus – 20/21 – Cost: € 72 M

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29 Thomas Lemar – From Monaco to Atlético – 18/19 – Cost: € 72 M

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28 Romelu Lukaku – From Man United to Inter – 19/20 – Cost: € 74 M

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27 – Ángel Di María – From Real Madrid to Man United – 14/15 – Cost: € 75 M

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26 James Rodríguez – From Monaco to Real Madrid – 14/15 – Cost: € 75 million

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25 Kevin de Bruyne – From Wolfsburg to Man City – 15/16 – Cost: € 76 M

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24 Zinédine Zidane – From Juventus to Real Madrid – 02/01 – Cost: € 77.5 M

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23 Kai Havertz – From Leverkusen to Chelsea – 20/21 – Cost: € 80 M

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22 Nicolas Pépé – From Lille to Arsenal – 19/20 – Cost: € 80 M

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21 Lucas Hernández – From Atlético to Bayern – 19/20 – Cost: € 80 M

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20 Kepa – From Athletic Club to Chelsea – 18/19 – Cost: € 80 M

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19 Luis Suárez – From Liverpool to FC Barcelona – 14/15 – Cost: € 81.72 M

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18 Virgil van Dijk – From Southampton to Liverpool – 17/18 – Cost: € 84.65 M

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17 Romelu Lukaku – From Everton to Man United – 17/18 – Cost: € 84.7 M

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16 Matthijs de Ligt – From Ajax to Juventus – 19/20 – Cost: € 85.5 M

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15 Frenkie de Jong – From Ajax to FC Barcelona – 19/20 – Cost: € 86 M

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14 Harry Maguire – From Leicester to Man United – 19/20 – Cost: € 87 M

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13 Neymar – From Santos to FC Barcelona – 13/14 – Cost: € 88.2 M

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12 Gonzalo Higuaín – From Naples to Juventus – 16/17 – Cost: € 90 M

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11 Cristiano Ronaldo – From Man United to Real Madrid – 09/10 – Cost: 94 M €

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10 Gareth Bale – From Tottenham to Real Madrid – 13/14 – Cost: € 101 M

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9 Paul Pogba – From Juventus to Man United – 16/17 – Cost: € 105 M

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8 Eden Hazard – From Chelsea to Real Madrid – 19/20 – Cost: € 115 M

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7 Cristiano Ronaldo – From Real Madrid to Juventus – 18/19 – Cost: € 117 M

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6 Antoine Griezmann – From Atlético to FC Barcelona – 19/20 – Cost: € 120 M

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5 João Félix – From Benfica to Atlético – 19/20 – € 127.20 M

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4 Ousmane Dembélé – From Dortmund to FC Barcelona – 17/18 – Cost: € 135 M

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3 Philippe Coutinho – From Liverpool to FC Barcelona – 17/18 – Cost: € 145 M

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2 Kylian Mbappé – From Monaco to PSG – 18/19 – Cost: € 145 M

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1 Neymar – From FC Barcelona to PSG – 17/18 – Cost: € 222 M

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Therefore, the date set for his return was early April. But on March 23, Coutinho’s visit to the Aspetar Clinic in Doha (Qatar) for a medical check-up was already a clear sign that the recovery was getting complicated.

The suspicion was confirmed when Barcelona reported on March 29 that Coutinho was catching a plane again, in this case bound for his native country, Brazil, to “undergo a medical evaluation and treatment of the injury to the external meniscus of the knee. left”.

Only 14 parties of Philippe Coutinho with the FC Barcelona

Now the goal of the attacker, who has only played 14 games as a Barça player since his return from the loan at Bayern Munich last summer, is to arrive in time to play with his team in the Copa América, which will start on June 11 in Colombia. and Argentina.

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