Philippe Coutinho, Barcelona star, reportedly ruled out for 3 months after surgery

Philippe Coutinho, Barcelona star, reportedly ruled out for 3 months after surgery

- Philippe Coutinho is now expected to be out of action for Barcelona for three months

- The Brazilian has been superb for the Catalans since he joined them

- Coutinho played for Bayern Munich last season and won treble with the Bundesliga side

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Barcelona who are top Spanish giants will now be unable to see Brazilian midfielder Philippe Coutinho in action for the next three months after undergoing surgery on ankle injury.

Having being loaned out last season to Bayern Munich where he won the Champions League, Philippe Coutinho fought his way back into Barcelona's first team this term under Koeman.

So far this season in the Spanish La Liga, Philippe Coutinho has started eight games for Barcelona and the Brazilian has made 14 appearances in all competitions.

Coutinho has scored three times for the Catalans this season as Barcelona are currently struggling to climb to the top four on the League table.

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The former Liverpool man has been linked with a Nou Camp exit but has remained in Spain for now despite the heavy speculation.

According to the report on Mirror, Barcelona made it clear that they will work hard on the rehabilitation of Philippe Coutinho this month.

Meanwhile, Barcelona are currently occupying sixth position on the Spanish La Liga table with 25 points after 15 games played so far.

Philippe Coutinho, Barcelona star, reportedly ruled out for 3 months after surgery
Philippe Coutinho, Barcelona star, reportedly ruled out for 3 months after surgery. Photo by David S. Bustamante
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Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Barcelona legend Lionel Messi has reportedly bought a new house in America with serious plans for the Argentine to join David Beckham's Inter Miami in the next two years.

This latest development will not be a cheering news for Barcelona fans who are all expecting Lionel Messi to sign a new long term deal with the Catalans.

Things turned sour at the end of last season in the Spanish La Liga where Barcelona failed to win any title and also suffered embarrassing defeat in the Champions League against Bayern Munich.

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Lionel Messi then told the club's chiefs that he wanted to leave Camp Nou with reports linking him with Premier League giants Manchester City.

Barcelona chiefs eventually succeeded in convincing Lionel Messi to stay for the the ongoing League season which is the last on his contract with the club.

According to the report on, Messi is set to scrap plans of a Barca exit for now and instead extend his stay until 2023 before picking up sticks and moving to Miami to retire there.

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