Philippe Coutinho’s recovery is not progressing and there is still no date for him to reappear with Barcelona
Barcelona – recovery Philip Coutinho, Who was injured at the end of 2020 and underwent surgery on the outer meniscus of the right knee on January 2, is a cause for concern in Barcelona, which after nearly three months of intervention has not set any deadlines for reappearance, at the beginning, it will be estimated for the beginning April.
Barcelona did not deny (and did not confirm) ESPN information received from TV3 according to which the Brazilian underwent a surgery a few weeks ago to extract a cyst from the same knee that caused him a lot of discomfort and after that he decided to travel to Qatar to consult a specialist from the Aspetar clinic.
In Barcelona right now, they don’t want to set deadlines when indicating his recovery, assuming his return in April is completely ruled out and that, with luck, he could reappear in the final part of the tournament, in mid-May. In this way, it is definitely understood that the former Liverpool player would not add the remaining 10 matches to reach 100 with the Barcelona shirt and that they would avoid paying the old club’s planned bonus of 20 million euros agreed upon when it was signed in January 2018.
Moreover, his future at Camp Nou is marked with a star because Joan Laporta’s board of directors, awaiting the coach’s approval, is seriously considering the footballer’s departure at the end of the tournament, whether through a transfer or otherwise. , Reducing the mass of salaries of the workforce, which in his case means more than 25 million euros, total, per season. In fact, in the savings plan it can be considered that although there are still more than 50 million depreciated from his signature, an agreed exit similar to that of Luis Suarez will be agreed upon last summer.
And is that Coutinho, who is considered one of the players who will not be for the club next season, started the tournament with being considered a first player in Ronald Koeman’s eyes, as he completed the first three days of the league, but after some annoying firsts as of October Classic, he lost his presence at 11 Match from his re-appearance in November until his injury on December 29, he only entered 11 starters in five of his nine matches, of which he did not complete either. .