In Philippe Coutinho, Barcelona finally have their newest playmaker. But just to make sure he’s not going anywhere, they’re even slapping a ridiculous release clause on him. But that’s where the good news ends for now. Because for the next few weeks, Coutinho is going to be on the shelf.
“The Brazilian was ruled out for around three weeks with a pre-existing thigh problem.”
Of course, that’s the only for him to frown about at the moment.
“The news couldn’t wipe the smile off his face. Once the Brazilian consummated his new contract, he presented himself alongside president Jose Maria Bartomeu and performed the customary kickieuppies as he greeted thousands of supporters at the Camp Nou.”
As it stands, Barcelona are running away with La Liga this season. They are nine points up onA�AtlA�tico Madrid. Not only that, but they are 16 points up on super-rival Real Madrid. Coutinho’s arrival is only going to make them even more dangerous.
But in the meantime Lionel Messi,A�Luis SuA?rez and a finally fitA�Ousmane DembA�lA� will shoulder the load. We wonder if that’s going to be enough firepower to get them across the line. But something tells us they’ll be okay.