Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde has confirmed that he wants to be with Lionel Messi in LA LIGA fixture against Bilbao on Friday night.
The 32-year-old Argentine who scored 51 goals in all competitions for his club last season picked up a calf-strain during a pre-season training camp on August 5.
Said coach Ernesto Valverde ahead of Friday’s clash: “We never like to risk any players and much less someone like Leo.”
“He still hasn’t returned to training with the team and while we are happy with his progress, individual training is very different to playing a match. We are going to wait and see.”