Barcelona vice-president Josep Maria Bartomeu has revealed Eric Abidal will sign a new deal with the club once he has made his comeback.
The France international resumed regular training action earlier this week after a nine-month spell on the sidelines following a liver transplant.
Barca are determined to support the experienced defender and keep him at the club and a new deal is not far away.
“Abidal’s contract renewal is all ready, and he will put ink to paper once he has played his first game again,” Bartomeu told Rac-1.
The 33-year-old arrived at Camp Nou from Lyon in 2007, and has since made more than 180 official appearances for Barcelona.
Abidal’s last game for the club was the 2-1 Liga win over Atletico Madrid on February 26.