Lionel Messi returned to training with Barcelona for the first time on Monday since he requested his exit from the club.

Messi will train individually for the next few days, per La Liga's strict coronavirus protocols, before reintegrating with his teammates at a later date.

As part of his push to leave, Messi was absent for the start of preseason under new coach Ronald Koeman last week.

Despite committing to the club for the upcoming season, his long-term future remains up in their air. His contract is up next summer and he's free to negotiate with other clubs from January.