Barcelona star has outside chance of earning Spain call-up for Euro 2024

Barcelona have been missing Alejandro Balde over the past few months. The young defender suffered a serious hamstring injury in January, curtailing his season. However, he is steadily working his way back to full fitness.

On Wednesday, Balde was seen on the grass as his Barcelona teammates trained ahead of their weekend trip to Seville, their final match of this disappointing season. The 20-year-old will not feature, although he is known to be available to start pre-season training in July.

Interestingly, the coach says that Spain could consider Balde participating in any of the international tournaments this summer, namely Euro 2024 or the Summer Olympics in Paris. As for the former, there is an open spot at left-back due to the recent injury suffered by Jose Gaya.

However, Barcelona will not be happy if Balde returns quickly to play in either tournament. They want him to be well rested over the summer before the start of pre-season, and it remains to be seen whether Spain and Luis de la Fuente will follow the same approach.


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