Gerard Pique gives health enhance forward of PSG showdown

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Barcelona defender Gerard Pique could potentially face Paris Saint-Germain next week in the Champions League.

The former Spain international returned to full training over the weekend after knee surgery in November 2020 and the veteran center-back is ahead of schedule in his recovery.

According to reports from Marca, La Blaugrana boss Ronald Koeman is strongly considering a shock return for the 34-year-old if he passes a final fitness check tomorrow.

Barcelona face defensive problems ahead of the Ligue 1 giants’ visit to Camp Nou on February 16. Ronald Araujo could be out and Samuel Umtiti is fighting in poor form.

Dutch star Frenkie De Jong could continue to work alongside Clement Lenglet as an emergency defender, but Pique’s experience would be invaluable to Koeman.

Pique is expected to join the matchday’s squad with Koeman being late to name him in the starting XI.