Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman has offered an exciting update on 18-year-old striker Ansu Fati who is very close to a return to first-team action after 10 months out with a knee injury.

Fati is back in full training and Koeman was asked at a pre-match press conference on Sunday when the teenager may be ready to return. The Dutchman made it clear fans do not have too much longer to wait to see Fati make his long-awaited comeback.

“Ansu is a really young player. He’s shown his great skills, he scored many goals at the start of last season,” he told reporters. “We don’t want to say one date but he is working hard, he’s training with the squad, so hopefully in one week or 10 days, more or less, he will be back. It’s very important for our team. We are talking about a great player.”

Koeman’s update means Fati will miss Barcelona’s next two La Liga games against Granada and Cadiz but suggests he could be fit for the visit of Levante to the Camp Nou on Sunday, September 26.

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Fati’s return will be a huge boost to Barcelona, particularly with the Catalan giants short of options in attack due to to injuries. Sergio Aguero, Martin Braithwaite, and Ousmane Dembele remain sidelined, although Philippe Coutinho is back to full fitness.