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Abidal's agent comments on his client's return to football

Abidal's agent comments on his client's return to football

Eric Abidal - Barcelona

The Blaugrana defender's representative has released a statement regarding the player's potential future at stepping back on the field.

Barcelona defender Eric Abidal's agent and best friend David Venditelli has given an outlook concerning a possible return to soccer for the France international.

The 33-year-old Frenchman was diagnosed with having a tumor on his liver back in March, 2011, after which he received well wishes from people all over the world, who are highly anticipating his recovery. He made a stunning return to the field just months later, but he required a liver transplant this past March before recently returning to training last week.

"His main objective is clearly to play again, but we don't know yet if it is possible," Venditelli told France Football.

Venditelli then went on to express his worry regarding his client's ability to engage in the physical part of the sport.

"There are still some questions without answers," Venditelli said. "What will happen in the first contact? Will he have fear? Will he be dedicated in the duels like he has always been? I think he will come back. He is so eager to prove this to himself than i think he can make it."

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