It’s always impressive when a young player breaks through and has an impact at the highest level, but Ansu Fati might be more impressive than most.
Although Barcelona have a historical policy of bringing academy players into the team, but they’ve been caught in a cycle of signing big names and veterans in recent years, while the youngsters have been ignored.
Ansu Fati played a significant role against Leganes this season, as he produced some magic to score a goal from nothing when Barca were struggling.
A young player with talent is one thing, but if they can also take responsibility and step up when those around them are struggling, then that’s truly impressive.
A report from The Sun has suggested that Man United have made some serious efforts to sign him this summer, and a second big worth up to £135m was rejected.
They go on to quote a Barcelona director in saying that he would only be allowed to leave if his release clause was paid in full – which would cost United £151m.
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He’s only 17 and is breaking through at one of the biggest teams in world football so it’s hard to tell how credible these rumours are, especially at a time where finances are stretched.
Despite that he looks like a superstar in the making so you can’t blame United for testing Barca’s resolve, but there doesn’t seem to be any chance that he’ll be leaving anytime soon.