Lionel Messi is on his way back to Barcelona
Barcelona’s first team returned back to training last Friday. But they were noticeable absentees in at the Cuitat Esportiva as players like Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Neymar and Mascherano were absent.
The four players were yet to return and were given an extended break by the club.
Messi, Suarez and Neymar were all given 14 days off dating back to December 19. All three missed Barcelona’s Copa del Rey game against Hercules and are expected back January 2.
Spanish media Mundo Deportivo have now confirmed that Messi has already left Argentina for Barcelona. The 29-year-old boarded a private jet and is scheduled to land at Barcelona’s El Prat airport at 14.00.
Barcelona’s next game is on January 5 against Athletico Bilbao in the Copa del Rey.