CHERRIES full-back Diego Rico admitted “we are all pending to see what is happening” regarding the Premier League campaign and added: “What is going to happen is not known.”

According to Spanish outlet Diario de Burgos, the defender returned to his homeland earlier this month amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Rico has been spending time with his parents and brother.

Cherries are due back in to train on April 6, with the Premier League shut down until at least April 30.

But with those guidelines having the potential to change, Burgos-born Rico is playing a waiting game to see when he will return to the Dorset club.

In quotes translated from the Diario de Burgos, the 27-year-old said: “There is talk that the break may be longer. We are all pending to see what is happening. In fact, what is going to happen is not known.

“I have to be there on April 6, as we are scheduled to return to work.

“What we do not know is if that is going to be maintained or is going to lengthen. They will tell me.

“I have spoken to the club and have told them to let me know as soon as they can in order to organise, since here the situation is getting complicated for traveling. They are also aware of the circumstances in Spain.”

He added: “I am with my parents and my brother.

“Before they used to see me once in a while, but now my father is on leave and they can't move. I have taken advantage of this permission to be with them.”

Rico has featured 23 times in all competitions for Eddie Howe’s men this season, registering Premier league assists against Everton and Southampton.

And the former Leganes and Zaragoza ace admitted he is trying his best to keep his fitness up while Cherries’ fixture list has been halted.

He added: “The goal is not to lose shape, but something is always lost. You don't train at the same pace and it shows.”