Barcelona B are preparing for their game against Ejea without Ansu Fati. The teenage forward has been training with the first team this week, who are now off until Monday.
Ansu, 16, is not training with the B team and has been with the first team all week. Now he has a few days off, as granted by coach Ernesto Valverde due to the international break.
Some thought Ansu may drop down to the B team for the weekend to play under Garcia Pimienta, but that has not been the case.
Barça B trained on Thursday and Ansu was not present. Nor is he expected in the coming days -- as is also the case with Carles Perez, who is still a B team player. Ansu is a first-team player "until a new order" is given. Valverde's been clear. Thursday has proved that.
Barça's next game is next Saturday, when they host Valencia at Camp Nou in La Liga.