Frenkie De Jong ‘set to return to Barcelona on Monday’ after spending lockdown in the Netherlands as club looks to ensure all players return to Catalonia in time for the start of training on Thursday
- Barcelona star Frenkie de Jong is set to return to Catalonia on Monday
- The 22-year-old has spent the duration of lockdown at home in the Netherlands
- February signing Martin Braithwaite is also set to return to Barca on Monday
- The club are looking to ensure all players will be in Barcelona by Thursday
- Here’s how to help people impacted by Covid-19
Barcelona star Frenkie de Jong is set to return to Catalonia as the La Liga club look to ensure all members of their squad return for training ahead of a potential restart to the season.
Most of the La Liga leaders star-studded squad ventured home after the suspension of league action due to the spread of the coronavirus so as to be with family members during the crisis.
With training set to get up and running again on Thursday, the club are looking to make sure that the whole playing squad are able to return in time for testing and health inspections being undertaken by the league.
Frenkie de Jong is set to return to Barcelona as the club prepares to start training again
De Jong has spent lockdown back home in the Netherlands while football has been halted
According to AS, de Jong is believed to be reporting back on Monday, having spent the lockdown period back home in the Netherlands, while new signing Martin Braithwaite will return on Monday too after spending lockdown in Madrid.
The Danish international is currently living in the Spanish capital as he is yet to find a home in Barcelona following his controversial move from Leganes in February.
The La Liga leaders are looking to ensure all players are able to return in time for Thursday
Players will be allowed to return to training once they pass medical checks, and there health will be regularly monitored while the league follows the guidelines set out by the Spanish government.
At the time of writing, Spain is one of the worst hit countries in the world by coronavirus. 25,100 people have died from covid-19 in the country, while 245,567 have tested positive.
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