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Bayern Munich Alumni: Phillipe Coutinho will travel to Brazil for additional knee treatment

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The Brazillian has been injured since January

FC Barcelona v SD Eibar - La Liga Santander Photo by Urbanandsport/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Former Bayern Munich treble winner Phillipe Coutinho has been dealing with a knee injury since January. He’s already had two operations to try and fix the issue — but to little avail. Marca, via 90min, report that Coutinho is experiencing pain which should have subsided by this stage of his recovery and that Coutinho’s April return date has now been pushed back to late May.

Now, Barcelona’s official website have said that Coutinho’s gone back to Brazil for further treatment in an attempt to resolve the issue. It’s also said that Coutinho recently spent some rehabilitation time in Qatar working with a specialist.

FC Barcelona v SD Eibar - La Liga Santander
Things have not went well for Philippe Coutinho this season.
Photo by Urbanandsport/NurPhoto via Getty Images

It’s no secret that Barcelona want to unload Coutinho in the future, so it is possible that he has played his final game for the Blaugranes. The “little magician” is on astronomical wages at the financially crippled club and selling him will be one of the first priorities for Barca in the summer.

Obviously, we at BFW wish Coutinho well in his rehabilitation. And who knows, we could see him back at the Allianz in the future, and perhaps even playing for Bayern. He certainly hasn’t burned any bridges in Munich and despite having a shaky start in Bavaria, always showed a positive attitude throughout his time at the club.