Barça youngster Ansu Fati is said to have the goal of returning from his injury before the current season ends and will start training on the pitch in three weeks.
According to Barcelona based newspaper La Vanguardia, Fati (18) plans to start training on the field again in three weeks, with the goal of returning to the team before the end of the current season. He underwent surgery on the internal meniscus of his left knee on November 9 and was initially expected to return on March 10, the day Barça played PSG, but he suffered some setbacks and had a difficult time.
Fati has now made progress in his recovery, as his left knee is no longer swollen and finally getting better. He is said to be in a determined state of mind, with his surroundings saying that there were hard days, but he is doing well now and that his psychological mindset is impressive for an 18-year-old. If no further issues appear in the next three weeks, he will return to the training pitch around the beginning of April.
There is no specific date yet for Fati’s return to the team because everything will depend on how well he adapts to the individual training sessions. Both the club and the youngster’s personal surroundings agree that there is no need to rush him back, as he is still only 18 years old. However, it’s certainly not ruled out he will return before the end of the season to help the team in the last stretch of the season.
Fati is also said to be motivated by the prospect of representing his country in the summer. He has a chance to be picked for Spain’s national team, coached by former FC Barcelona manager Luis Enrique, and play in the European Championship. Also, Fati could be selected by Luis de la Fuente to represent Spain’s under 21-year-olds and play at the postponed Olympic Games in Tokyo.
Before suffering his injury, Fati started the season in great form, being an important and highly valued part of Ronald Koeman‘s plans. In the seven LaLiga games he took part in, he managed to score four goals and give one assist. At the beginning of this month, Ansu was announced as one of the nominees for the Laureus World Breakthrough of the Year Award.