Olunga's teammate's wife at Al-Duhail starts selling furniture amidst exit from Qatar Stars League side

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Olunga's teammate's wife at Al-Duhail starts selling furniture amidst exit from Qatar Stars League side

Festus Chuma 18:00 - 14.05.2024

Michael Olunga's teammate at Al-Duhail SC is preparing to leave Qatar as his wife sells their furniture amid exit rumors.

Michael Olunga's teammate at Al-Duhail SC, Philippe Coutinho, is at the center of exit rumors as his wife Aine Coutinho begins selling their furniture in Qatar.

This development follows reports from Brazilian media which remain optimistic about Coutinho's return to his childhood club Vasco da Gama.

Coutinho, currently on loan from Aston Villa, appears to be nearing the end of his tenure with Al-Duhail SC. 

SportsWitness UK has highlighted that Coutinho's situation at Aston Villa remains bleak, with the club seemingly ready to part ways with the Brazilian midfielder.

 "Coutinho knows he won’t be used by Aston Villa, and now understands it’s time to return to Brazil and play for his childhood club," the outlet reported.

The situation is made more apparent by his wife's actions in Qatar. 

Aine Coutinho's decision to sell off household furniture suggests that the Coutinhos are preparing to leave the Middle East permanently. 

Journalist Jorge Nicola recently discussed the 31-year-old's future in a YouTube video noting the logistical challenges facing Vasco da Gama in securing Coutinho's services. 

The primary issue remains his hefty wages from Aston Villa which are beyond what Vasco can afford. 

The club is now scrambling to find financial partners or hoping that Aston Villa will continue to subsidize part of his salary.

Coutinho, 31, has experienced a challenging tenure with Aston Villa making only sporadic appearances this season which included two substitute roles. 

His move to Villa was permanent in July 2022 after an initial loan period from Barcelona where he had a mixed spell marred by form issues and a significant knee injury.

Despite a promising start at Villa, where he scored on his debut and finished the 2021-22 season with five goals and three assists, Coutinho's form declined amid recurring injuries. 

This slump in performance coincided with managerial changes at Villa, with current manager Unai Emery offering him limited opportunities to prove his worth.

The Brazilian's challenges were compounded when he missed out on selection for the Qatar World Cup due to a thigh injury, further limiting his impact on the international stage. 

His last appearance for Brazil was in June 2022 adding to the series of setbacks he has faced in recent years.

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