New signing Antoine Griezmann trained with Barcelona ahead of their pre-season friendly against Chelsea in the Rakuten Cup.
Barcelona will face the Blues at the Saitama Stadium in the outskirts of Tokyo on Tuesday and Vissel Kobe on Saturday.
Barcelona start their La Liga campaign against Athletic Club Bilbao on Saturday, August 17.
Barcelona’s new Japanese winger Hiroki Abe spoke for the first time since completing his €1.1 million move to the Spanish club.
Abe signed from Kashima Antlers of the J1 League and will initially play for the reserve team, which plays in Spanish Segunda B third-tier league.
The 20-year-old Abe signed a four-year deal with a buyout clause of €40m, which could rise to €100m if the player is promoted to the first team.
The winger is tipped to be Japan’s big football star at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.
Antoine Griezmann trained with his new Barcelona team-mates for the first time on Monday after last week’s big-money move from Atletico Madrid.
The 28-year-old looked delighted to be involved and could not keep the smile from his face as his new colleagues gave him a very warm welcome in Barcelona.
Griezmann ran through a tunnel of players and took part in a light training session with the new signing at one point struggling to snatch the ball back in a game – he then fell on his back laughing.
The striker signed for Barcelona after Atletico met his €120 million buyout clause.
Griezmann will wear the number 17 shirt at his new club.