He’s a captain, leader and corrector – Xavi hails Barca star

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Barcelona star Ronald Araujo is back in the squad for the first time, since getting off injured in Barcelona’s second game of the season against Cadiz, when he picked up a muscle injury.

The 24-year-old has become a crucial part of the Barcelona team, and has been missed.

The Uruguayan was given the greenlight on Friday by the medical team, and will start from the bench against Celta Vigo today.

Barca boss Xavi Hernandez has heaped massive praise on the centre-back.

Xavi said: “He is a very important figure. Vital. He is a captain, leader, a corrector… he will be eased back in little by little, he’s coming off an injury.

“He is happy, content… he is an amazing leader. He gives us maximum security.”