Ilaix Moriba should have been part of the Barcelona squad who welcomed Ansu Fati back to training on Tuesday but had to make do with a message on social media instead.
The two youngsters are close friends but do not look like playing together next season with Moriba currently frozen out after failing to agree a new contract at the club.
The midfielder is currently training with Barca B but was still happy to see Fati back in training after almost 10 months out because of a knee injury.
Moriba wrote on Instagram stories, “Very happy to see you already in the field brother.”
El apoyo de Ilaix Moriba a su amigo Ansu Fati, en sus redes #Barça pic.twitter.com/NgxuJRSbKs— Gerard Romero (@gerardromero) August 24, 2021
It was certainly great to see Fati back in training, and the hope is he will be able to make his long-awaited Barcelona return after the upcoming international break.
Barcelona also shared some footage of Fati’s first workout back with his teammates.
@ANSUFATI pic.twitter.com/KxfAVmm5nG— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) August 24, 2021
Fati will sit out Sunday’s visit from Getafe but could be available for the trip to the Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan Stadium to face Sevilla on September 12.