When will Ansu Fati reappear? This is the question on the lips of all Barça fans. As the striker continues to work hard on his recovery, it finally seems that there is some light at the end of the tunnel. Barring any major changes, Ansu Fati will be back in first team action in September.
After spending a few days in Madrid, Ansu Fati is due to return to Barcelona in the coming hours to continue with his recovery programme. The forward will continue with his individual work to strengthen his ankle, although he may be seen alongside his team mates on the odd occasion such as this Saturday's friendly against Girona in the Estadi Johan Cruyff.
The plan is for Ansu to remain in Barcelona until 28 July, when the first team squad will jet off to Germany for a training camp. The forward will then return to Madrid to continue with his double sessions under the orders of a personal trainer, with a view to returning to first team training next month. Of course, his return is dependent on how his ankle copes with the additional work load, which will be gradually increased over the coming weeks.
Fati is aiming to be back in training in three weeks' time. Upon reaching this milestone, the countdown can begin for his return to first team matches. It should be noted that Ansu Fati has been injured since last November. Despite this distressing period, he remains mentally strong and is focused on working hard to return to action as soon as possible.
If everything goes according to plan and Fati returns to first team training in three weeks' time, the plan is for him to be included in Ronald Koeman's first team squad in September. In August, Barça is due to play against Real Sociedad, Athletic Club and Getafe, while the first fixture in September is away at Sevilla on the 12th. Five days later, Barça will play against Granada at Camp Nou. It is understood that this fixture has been pencilled in as Fati's return to first team action.
FATI HAS MATURED IN MADRID
As already reported by various media outlets, Ansu Fati is carrying out his recovery in Madrid. The striker, who is staying in a hotel in the Spanish capital, is 100% focused on his recovery and has travelled alone, without any members of his family. Ansu, who has not stopped working over these last few months, has reached a surprising level of maturity for someone so young.