Eric Abidal to clarify his future on Thursday

After his return to first-team action Abidal had signalled his intent to continue playing for another couple of years should he continue to be in good health.

updated: May 29, 2013 17:54 IST
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Madrid: Barcelona defender Eric Abidal will announce at a press conference at 13h00 (11h00GMT) on Thursday whether he is to stay at the club, either in a playing or ambassadorial role, or leave the Spanish champions come the end of the season.

Abidal, who made a remarkable recovery from a liver transplant to return to first-team action last month, is out of contract at the end of the season.

And according to Barcelona sports daily El Mundo Deportivo, Abidal has not been offered a new playing contract, but instead a role within the sporting structure of the club which he is free to take up immediately or whenever he has finished his playing career somewhere else.

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