Ousmane Dembele back in Barcelona squad for Getafe clash — in last meeting tore hamstring and spent four months out

OUSMANE DEMBELE is back in the Barcelona squad for the visit of Getafe tomorrow.

Ernesto Valverde will be able to call upon the Frenchman for the first time in a little under a month after his comeback from a hamstring tear had lasted just four matches.

Dembele's return will put him in contention to face Chelsea in the Champions League last-16 first leg clash on February 20.

Last time Barcelona faced Getafe, the Frenchman suffered a torn hamstring and spent the subsequent four months on the sidelines.

Dembele, 20, returned for a Copa del Rey clash against Celta Vigo on January 4, but his comeback lasted just four matches as he suffered a reoccurence of the injury.

In total, he has made seven appearances for the Catalans this term, but has yet to find the back of the net.

He arrived as the club's record signing in a deal which could reach up to £138million — but that fee was surpassed in January, when Barcelona paid Liverpool £145m for Philippe Coutinho.

But, they haven't missed Dembele during his double spell out as they march on three fronts.

Their only defeat all season was against local rivals Espanyol in the first leg of their Copa del Rey quarter-final first leg — before triumphing in the return.

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