Barcelona and Ansu Fati broke the internet when the club announced that the talented youngster would be staying at the club for six more years. The 18-year-old winger is widely regarded as the next big superstar for Barca and to sign him with the club till 2027 is a huge victory for the club and the player as well. The Catalans are currently rebuilding the team and filling it with young superstars such as Fati, Pedri, Gavi, etc, and this team could go on to emulate the success of the 2010 team. Of course, the young players will need guidance and training; however, their raw talent could make them the best team in the world.
The main problem with the plan, however, was Barcelona’s failing economic situation. The club just did not have enough money to offer to the young players and other clubs could make more attractive offers. One player who is still contemplating a move away from the Blaugrana is Ilaix Moriba. The youngster is not happy with the amount being offered to him and will most probably be sold in the next transfer window. Fati however, has come to an agreement with the club and has said in an interview that he always knew Barca was his home. He said,
"“From the first day I told [my agent] Jorge [Mendes] that my first option was to stay, It may be that I had offers, but it was always clear to me that I wanted to stay and succeed here.”Source MARCA"
He then went on to talk about his injury that kept him out of the field last season and he said that the injury does not bother him anymore. He is one hundred percent fit and ready to deliver again. When questioned about his new shirt number, and the massive boots that he has to fill, he replied in a respectful manner saying,
"“It is not [coming with] pressure, it is motivation. Nobody is going to match what Leo [Messi] has done. I must go my own way. I do not look at the number, only at what I can contribute.”"
He is mature enough to realize that to achieve what Lionel Messi achieved cannot be matched if he tries to emulate Messi’s playing style. Instead, he wants to play in his own unique way and help the club in the future. He certainly has what it takes to achieve what his predecessor did; however, he will have to do it in his own way.
Are you excited to watch Ansu Fati grow at the Nou Camp?