Barcelona are slowly getting back up to speed after World Cup 2022, with five more players reporting back for duty at the Ciutat Esportiva on Monday.
Spain players Sergio Busquets, Pedri, Ferran Torres, Jordi Alba, and Gavi were all back to work to prepare for the restart of La Liga at the end of the month.
We start the week with new faces.— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) December 19, 2022
Welcome back again, @5sergiob, @Pedri, @FerranTorres20, @JordiAlba y Gavi. pic.twitter.com/x2mdBFNBVN
Barcelona also confirmed on Monday that midfielders Franck Kessie and Pablo Torre are fully fit after injury.
Kessie has recoverd from a hamstring injury suffered in the Champions League before the World Cup, while Torre has shaken off an ankle problem.
[INJURY NEWS]— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) December 19, 2022
Franck Kessie and Pablo Torre declared back to full fitness pic.twitter.com/UDUeqe3zLv
Barcelona should be further boosted this week with Dutch duo Memphis Depay and Frenkie de Jong also expected to return to training along with Brazil’s Raphinha.
Xavi will then have his full squad to work with apart from French duo Jules Kounde and Ousmane Dembele who will be the latest to return after reaching the World Cup final.