Barcelona introduced on Wednesday that Philippe Coutinho has undergone profitable surgical procedure on his knee. Nevertheless, he has been dominated out of the present marketing campaign whereas he recovers.
The information means Liverpool are set to overlook out on a £17m bonus included in Philippe Coutinho’s contract when he signed for Barcelona in 2018. The bonus is to be paid to Liverpool every time Coutinho makes 100 appearances for Barcelona.
Nevertheless, Coutinho can’t attain this milestone as he has been dominated out of the season. He sustained a knee damage whereas in motion for Barcelona in opposition to Eibar in December and has been absent from the squad ever since.
Coutinho’s final look for Barcelona was his ninetieth since becoming a member of the membership in 2018, which suggests he’s 10 appearances away from activating the £17m bonus charge for Liverpool.
Coutinho might have performed his final recreation on the Camp Nou as Barcelona are prepared to maneuver the Brazilian on in the summertime after a largely uninspiring three years in Spain.
Coutinho anticipated to depart Barcelona on the finish of the season
Coutinho joined Barcelona from Liverpool in January of 2018 for a whooping £120m and performed nicely in his first six months with the Spanish giants. He scored 10 targets and offered 5 in 22 video games that yr.
The midfielder’s first full season at Barcelona, nevertheless, noticed him endure a dip in kind. He scored only one extra aim than he did in his first half-season, this time in 54 video games.
The previous Liverpool man was then loaned out to Bayern Munich for the 2019/20 marketing campaign following the arrival of Antoine Griezmann at Barcelona. Coutinho had a combined season with the German powerhouse however was a part of the squad that gained the treble final season. He additionally scored twice within the 8-2 demolition of his mum or dad membership Barcelona within the quarter-finals of the Champions League.
Coutinho returned to Barcelona forward of the present marketing campaign with the Spanish giants hopeful that the previous Liverpool man would replicate his success at Bayern Munich. Nevertheless, Coutinho didn’t impress as soon as once more, scoring simply thrice earlier than his season-ending damage.
Barcelona are actually set to let go of Coutinho in the summertime as they appear to start a rebuild beneath new membership President Joan Laporta.
The 28-year-old has been linked with a return to the Premier League with London sides Tottenham and Arsenal believed to have an interest within the participant’s companies. In response to experiences, a return to Liverpool is also on the playing cards for the participant.