Barcelona have been handed a humongous boost this morning after one of their star players returned to first-team training for the first time in months.
That man is French forward Ousmane Dembele who signed for the club a natural replacement for Neymar Jr who left for Paris Saint Germain.
The player signed from Borussia Dortmund in a deal thought to be in the region of £135million but got injured almost a month into his Barcelona career.
That has left him having to frustratingly sit in the stands since September but that has come to an end today.
Dembele had been building up his fitness in individual training but today was the first time that he returned to first-team training with his teammates.
That will come as a huge boost for the side who currently sit top of La Liga and will be looking to increase the gap between them and Real Madrid.
Reports state that the club have not placed a date on his return but that could well come in the next couple of weeks if he has now returned to training.
The injury reportedly came after his surgeon raised his belief that the injury may have been inflicted by the unnecessary pressures that have come with his huge price tag.
That could lead the club to bring the player back into first-team football slowly to ensure there is no repeat of the same injury.
Dembélé has returned to training with the team today pic.twitter.com/JHeNftNSzS
— Leo Messi (@messi10stats) December 6, 2017
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