Barcelona youngster Pedri might miss clash against Athletic Bilbao


Barcelona is currently grappling with a significant injury crisis, with seven key players already sidelined. Despite their noteworthy squad depth, the club is starting to feel the strain as injuries continue to mount.

Jules Kounde, Robert Lewandowski, Lamine Yamal, Raphinha, Frenkie De Jong, and Alejandro Balde are all dealing with injuries. Their individual recovery timelines vary. Meanwhile at the moment, Barcelona is aiming to have them back for the crucial El Clasico fixture.

One star who is to make an early return is the 20-year-old Barcelona sensation, Pedri. A former Golden Boy and Kopa Trophy winner, Pedri’s impact within Xavi’s Barcelona is immeasurable. His comeback to the team following his recovery was to inject a considerable amount of quality back into the squad.

Barcelona fans expecting quick recovery of Pedri

Nonetheless, according to the most recent update from Esports RAC1, Barcelona fans might have to exercise a bit more patience than initially anticipated.

Initially, reports say that Pedri would make his return after the international break and feature in the match against Athletic Bilbao. However, the latest information suggests that he might end up missing the Bilbao clash entirely. And is more likely to receive playing time in the UEFA Champions League against Shakhtar Donetsk.

The impending El Clasico is the eagerly anticipated showdown. What truly matters is Pedri’s return to full fitness by that time. Given his absence since August, Barcelona is taking a cautious approach with their prized athlete. They are keen to prevent any potential setbacks, which have caused additional challenges in the past. They are determined to avoid this scenario this time around.

With a current market value of €100 million according to Transfermarkt, Pedri retains his status as Barcelona’s most valuable player. His return will undeniably reintroduce a world-class talent to the field, a player who has proven to be exceptionally influential for Barcelona in the past. Xavi is undoubtedly hoping to have Pedri back at his disposal as soon as possible.

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