Il Messaggero: Strootman to return against Atalanta

According to today’s edition of Il Messaggero, a return date for Kevin Strootman has been set.

Reportedly, Rudi Garcia and the technical and physio staff are aiming to have the Dutchman on the field for their match against Atalanta on 22 November. Yesterday, Strootman admitted that he will only return to the field when he feels 100%, but he is expected to be fully healed by November. The staff’s plan is to ease Strootman back into first team training before releasing him against the Bergamo-based club on the 22nd.

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