Barcelona coach Luis Enrique has confirmed Luis Suarez will play in the preseason clash with Club Leon on Monday.
The Uruguayan returned to training this weekend after the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) reduced his ban from soccer to allow him to take part in training and club friendly matches.
And Luis Enrique has been sufficiently impressed by Suarez to allow him some playing time in Monday's Gamper Trophy encounter.
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"Luis Suarez will play some minutes in the Gamper tomorrow," he told reporters Sunday. "During two training sessions he's already shown he is really talented. He looks like the player we were looking for."
The former midfielder also said he allowed Gerard Deulofeu to join Sevilla on loan to continue his development and has challenged him to prove his deserves a place at Camp Nou in future.
"The club must always look to get stronger," he said. "Deulofeu was my decision: I don't believe he would have got enough minutes to continue his devlopment. It's a coach's decision. He needs to improve a few things and show he can be at a club like Barca."
Luis Enrique also said he has a clear idea on who will be his No. 1 choice as goalkeeper for the coming season.
"Yes, I have preferences on who will play," he said. "Any of the three could. I'm clear about who I will select."