This Tuesday (11), Barcelona is preparing for the quarterfinals of the Champions League. And, while waiting to see if Messi will act, he is already working towards the next season, 2020-21. Nine players will undergo medical examinations and coronavirus tests to begin preseason on Thursday.

Pedri, Trincão, Aleñá, Matheus Fernandes, Rafinha, Todibo, Oriol Busquets, Miranda, and Wagué are the players who will work this Tuesday afternoon in the sporting city of the club. There, they will not have contact with the team that works with Quique Setién.

And, according to what the club determines, they will start an atypical pre-season, because besides its duration (unknown until the team’s ‘official’ holidays), only three of them, Trincão, Pedri and Aleñá, start as real options to stay at the club as soon as the season starts.