Barca say he will return to training after the Eibar game and will be available for Sunday’s trip to Huesca in La Liga.
By the time Barca travel to Huesca at the weekend, Messi will be free to negotiate a pre-contract agreement with other clubs.
The forward’s deal at Camp Nou expires on June 30 and he’s not even opened talks over a renewal as he awaits to see who is elected as the club’s new president on Jan. 24.
In the meantime, other clubs are free to make him a proposal ahead of a potential free transfer in the summer when his Barca terms expire.
Messi, in an interview that will air on Spanish television on Sunday, has said that he struggled at the start of the season due to the situation regarding his future and his desire to leave.
However, he says he is feeling better now and is hungry to help Barca win silverware this season under coach Ronald Koeman.
In 18 appearances this season, he has scored 10 times, moving on to 644 Barca goals and breaking Pele’s record as the player to score the most goals for a single club.
Barca have shown signs of improvement recently, picking up 10 points from their last four league games to climb to fifth place in the table.