Osasuna handed timely fitness boost before Real Madrid clash

La Liga outfit Osasuna have on Wednesday been afforded a boost on the personnel front.

This comes amid confirmation that Jesús Areso has linked back up with the rest of Jagoba Arrasate’s squad, in full training.

Areso, for his part, was a notable absentee from Osasuna training on Tuesday.

Ahead of a crunch La Liga showdown with table-topping Real Madrid on Saturday, alarm bells surrounding the status of a key member of the Rojillos’ defensive ranks, in turn, were quickly set ringing.

As per a report from Mundo Deportivo, however, those of an Osasuna persuasion need not fret.

This comes with Areso having showed no signs of being short of full fitness, in taking to the training pitch on Wednesday morning.

The 24-year-old is therefore expected to be available for selection from the off at El Sadar this weekend.

On the other hand, set to miss out against Real Madrid are the quartet of Kike Barja, Rubén Peña, Aimar Oroz and David García.

Conor Laird | GSFN

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