Philippe Coutinho in a party of the Barça

CELEBRATE HIS BITTER BIRTHDAY

Without emotion: Coutinho, between a rock and a hard place at Barça

Published:12/06/2021 - 18:22h

Updated:12/06/2021 - 18:26h

This Saturday Coutinho celebrates his 29th birthday, in the midst of a more than worrying situation that has left his career hanging by a thread... And far from Barça

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Philippe Coutinho has reached the 29 years of the form more agridulce possible, with a sinfín of doubts in his surroundings and with a panorama nublado regarding his future, no only in the FC Barcelona, but also in his career futbolística in general. The Brazilian, that has been out of action from finals of 2020, celebrates his birthday without emotion any.

Since it broke in front of the Eibar, in the last party of the Barcelona of the past year, Coutinho has been totally disappeared recovering of his injury in the meniscus. It has happened thrice by the operating theatre and, although the Medical Services of the Barça supervise his process of rehabilitation from Brazil, little knows of his evolution after his last operation, the past 5 April.

'Cou' Lives between the shadows and his situation, in general, is very delicate. It is a reality that will not continue in the Camp Nou for the next season, but 'undo' of him is not so easy as it seems, because How offer to a player in the market of signings without having true guarantees that it goes to recover ? Or, worse still, How present an offer in the offices of the culés if you do not have certainty that Coutinho goes to improve? Adding, besides, that does not exist a starting point to analyse the exert of the player.

In addition to everything, although his value of market has gone in free fall (at present can cost maximum 20 millions) is an investment that would do to 'blind'. So, in principle, it is a situation that has all paints it of enroscarse for the Barça, that needs urgently give off of Coutinho to lighten the mass salarial, very elevated in this moment.

Another point, also key, is that Coutinho does not have space in the approach of Ronald Koeman for the season 2021-2022, considering that the Barça will have ten forwards with the arrival of Memphis Depay, that is imminent, and that only there is two or three available positions. In this sense, his exit of the club is, really, the only option, so much for him as for the blaugrana.

The Arsenal and Everton, interested in Coutinho

Everything aims to that the Brazilian will return to England, where already triumphed and turned into a star in the Liverpool (reason by which the FC Barcelona him fichó). From it does some weeks, 'Cou' has been related with a movement to the Premier League, with two teams in the career by his traspaso.

The Arsenal has been the one who more has put 'pressure', because Mikel Arteta considers him like a player that still can give a lot in the terrain of game, although in the club does not consider the same. In the Everton, by his part, see paramount to know if it has recovered of his injury or no before presenting an offer, although it also will depend of the trainer that occupy the bench of the Goodison Park the next course, so it would be in 'will see'.

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