Luis Suárez at his first training session with FC Barcelona / PHOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ – FCB
Suárez took part in the morning training session with Luis Enrique’s team, his first session following the CAS decision on Thursday. Xavi and Bartra trained with the main group, Neymar as well but without medical all clear, and Vermaelen continued with some physio work.
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Luis Suárez was the centre of attention this Friday morning at the first team training session at the Ciudad Deportiva Joan Gamper. After the ruling on Thursday by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on the sanction imposed by FIFA on the Uruguayan player, Luis Suárez is now able to train with his new teammates
In the training session, as well as Luis Suárez, Xavi Hernández and Marc Bartra in also trained with the main group. Neymar Jr. completed the full session with his teammates, even though he hasn’t received the medical all clear yet. Adriano completed part of the session with the group and Vermaelen carried on his specific physio work.
A player not at training was Gerard Deulofeu. On Thursday, FC Barcelona and Sevilla FC reached an an agreement, in principle for the loan of the player to the Andalusian team, and this morning Gerard was absent at the session. Four players from Barça B continued training with the first team: Grimaldo, Samper, Sandro and Munir.
It’s worth recalling that Luis Suárez will be presented to the Barça fans on Monday before the Joan Gamper Trophy match. On Tuesday he will be presented to the media at a press conference