Philippe Coutinho of Barcelona celebrates his wife Aine

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Philippe Coutinho might be having a tough time in his football career but he is having the best time with his family, his wife, Aine, in particular.

Aine turned 28-year-old in March 2021 and the football star took to his Instagram account to celebrate her using words and pictures.

Philippe Coutinho and Aine on a date.
Philippe Coutinho and Aine on a date.

In an Instagram post the Barcelona football star shared on Instagram, the two lovebirds could be seen striking a loved-up pose to the admiration of Philippe Coutinho’s 23 million Instagram followers.

In the caption, the 29-year-old Brazilian footballer wished Aine a happy birthday. He described himself as the number one fan of the Brazilian damsel.

He wrote in Portuguese: “Happy birthday my love, may GOD bless you always with great health, peace, and love. It is LUCK for me and our children to live with you… I’m your number 1 fan! Best wishes and all the best in your life because you deserve the world. Thank you for being BOAT STRONG amid storms and a source of JOY and ENERGY for our family! I LOVE YOU MORE THAN EVERYTHING ❤️.”

The love story of Philippe Coutinho and Aine

Philippe Coutinho and Aine
Philippe Coutinho and Aine.

The love story of Aine and Philippe Coutinho started long before the footballer became a football star. Their love story started when they were teenagers and grew to become as strong as it is currently.

Philippe Coutinho moved to Italy to join Inter Milan when he was 18-year-old. He embarked on the journey to the European country with Aine who was just his girlfriend then. Coutinho’s parents were also part of the entourage that he took to Italy.

His parents returned to Brazil when the footballer went to Espanyol on loan in 2012, while Aine remained with the footballer. The two lovers returned to Brazil briefly for their wedding before they moved back to Italy.

Aine and Philippe Coutinho on a date.
Aine and Philippe Coutinho on a date.

In 2013, Philippe Coutinho and Aine relocated to England after the footballer signed a contract with Liverpool. They spent five years in England before they moved to Spain in 2018 after Barcelona paid a whopping €135 million for his services.

No reports could confirm whether or not Aine followed the footballer to Germany when he joined Bayern Munich on loan in 2019. They are currently in Barcelona with their two children – Philippe Coutinho Jr. (Son); Maria Coutinho (Daughter).

Philippe Coutinho and his contract tussle

Philippe Coutinho in action for Barcelona.
Philippe Coutinho in action for Barcelona.

Philippe Coutinho still has until June 30, 2023, before his contract with Barcelona expires. But Barca seemed not ready to wait until then before they let him go.

There are reports that the club slashed the price tag on him as low as 20 million pounds. Barcelona are trying to raise money by selling some of their players and they are ready to accept offers from interested clubs for Coutinho.

The Brazil international who cost Barcelona £142 million in 2018 is likely to return to the Premier League this summer. Leicester City and Newcastle United have shown strong interest in the 29-year-old attacking midfielder.

If the Brazilian football star manages to leave Barcelona this summer for England, this means that he and Aine would have to start a new life in England again.

His inconsistency at Barcelona has forced him to miss the opportunity of being among the Brazilian squad in the ongoing Copa America. The team is currently in the final of the tournament. Brazil will play the final against Argentina on July 11.