Original title: Barcelona official: Coutinho’s meniscus surgery is expected to be a truce for 3 months
On the evening of January 2nd, Beijing time, La Liga giants Barcelona announced through their official website that midfielder Coutinho had a successful left knee meniscus surgery and will be injured for 3 months.
Coutinho injured his left knee meniscus in the 16th round of La Liga (December 30, 2020 Beijing time) in Barcelona’s 1-1 draw with Ebar. According to news previously released by Barcelona, Coutinho will undergo surgery on Saturday local time. Today, Barcelona has updated the progress of Coutinho’s surgery through its official website. The announcement stated that Coutinho successfully completed his left knee meniscus surgery on Saturday, local time, and is expected to be injured in 3 months.
Coutinho played for Bayern on loan last season. He helped Nanda win the Champions League, Bundesliga and German Cup. However, Bayern did not choose to activate the 120 million euro buyout clause in the Coutinho lease. After returning to Barcelona this summer, Coutinho’s performance was tepid. He has played for Barcelona in 14 times, including 10 starts, scoring 3 goals and 2 assists.
It is worth mentioning that, according to previous reports by football-espana, when Barcelona used 120 million euros in transfer fees and 40 million euros in floating bonuses to attract Coutinho from Liverpool to Camp Nou in 2018, the contract included one and the number of appearances. For the floating bonus, the specific terms are that after Coutinho has played 100 times on behalf of Barcelona, Barcelona will pay Liverpool 20 million euros. Today, Coutinho has played 90 times for Barcelona, and he may not be able to meet the conditions for 100 appearances this season. This summer, when Barcelona plans to sell Coutinho, Liverpool’s €20 million floating bonus seems to be overwhelming.Return to Sohu to see more
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