Amazing Kid Ansu Fati Signs Barcelona’s
New Long-Term Contract On
The Condition Of A Full Purchase Of € 400 Million
Ansu Fati has signed a new long-term contract in Barcelona that includes a release clause of 400 million euros (367 million pounds / 468 million dollars).
Fati, who will now wear the number 22 shirt left vacant by Arturo Vidal, has put on paper an agreement that will keep it on Barça’s books until 2024, after enjoying a magnificent campaign at Camp Nou in the 2019-20 season .
The 17-year-old’s original deal was set to expire in two years, but the Blaugrana have managed to tie it to new terms and increase his original release clause by 230 million euros (211 million pounds / 269 million dollars).
Barça have also officially introduced Fati as a top-level player ahead of his 18th birthday on October 31, and he is expected to play an even bigger role in the team over the course of the new La Liga season, which began. the last weekend.
At the age of 16 years and 298 days, the Spanish winger became the second youngest player in club history to make his full debut during the 5-2 win over Real Betis on August 25, 2019, before from becoming their youngest scorer of all time to a 2-2 draw with Osasuna a week later.
Since then, Fati has racked up a total of 42 appearances in all competitions for Barça, scoring 12 goals, and has also managed to make his mark on the international stage.
The talented teenager broke more records by scoring his first two games for Spain in a UEFA Nations League double-game against Germany and Ukraine earlier this month, becoming the country’s youngest debutant in 74 years and surpassing Juan Errazquin as the youngest player to score for the national team. team in 95 years.
Following his exploits on the international stage, Fati promised to fight for regular minutes with Barça’s new coach, Ronald Koeman, who replaced Quique Setien in the managerial position last month.
“I will continue working and the coach is the one who decides,” he told reporters. “I’m going to train hard, if I have the opportunity I will try to take advantage of it.”
Fati could benefit from the major overhaul of the team that is taking place at Barça ahead of their first league game against Villarreal on Sunday.
Arthur, Nelson Semedo, Carles Pérez, Marc Cucurella, Ivan Rakitic and Arturo Vidal have moved to new pastures, while leading talisman Luis Suárez is about to compete for a transfer to Atlético de Madrid.
A humiliating 8-2 loss to Bayern Munich in last season’s Champions League quarter-finals sparked a mass exodus that could also have included six-time Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi, who submitted a request. transfer at the end of August.
Messi planned to leave the Camp Nou after becoming frustrated with the way the club has been run in recent years, but he eventually took a 180 degree turn to his future and vowed to stay there at least one more year to avoid a prolonged interruption. Legal battle.