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Chumi makes surprise appearance in Barcelona training

The defender joined the first team on Tuesday

Cultura Leonesa v FC Barcelona - Spanish Copa del Rey Photo by Quality Sport Images/Getty Images

Barcelona B defender Chumi was the surprise name in training on Tuesday as the team continued their preparations for the return of La Liga.

The centre-back broke into the first team last season under Ernesto Valverde and made three appearances but has not featured at all for the senior side in 2019-20.

Barcelona do have a few defensive issues ahead of their clash against Real Mallorca on June 13 at Son Moix.

Clement Lenglet is suspended for the game, while Samuel Umtiti still seems to be pretty fragile. The World Cup winner picked up a calf injury almost as soon as he returned to training but has now rejoined the group.

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