Barcelona starlet Ansu Fati signs long-term contract
Barcelona fans can now smile after their boy starlet Ansu Fati penned a long-term contract with a massive release clause of $1,1 billion to see him through 2027.
Ansu Fati is regarded as one of the most exciting youngsters in European football but his contract at Camp Nou was due to expire at the end of the current campaign.
Although Barca always had the option to unilaterally extend Fati’s contract by another two years regardless, the two parties had been in negotiations to create a better and longer deal for the attacker.
Ansu Fati was given the number 10 jersey after Lionel Messi left for Paris Saint Germain and is widely considered as the future of Barcelona.
The starlet is widely considered to be one of the most prestigious talents in world football, even if he has been forced to be patient after suffering a serious knee injury, which caused him to undergo a series of operations.
However, Fati made his return from injury against Levante in September, and he marked the occasion with a goal. He came on as a substitute in the defeat to Atletico Madrid, but started in the 3-1 win over Valencia, once again ending up on the scoresheet.
He is viewed as the next global superstar to come from Barcelona’s La Masia academy, and his return from injury is one of a select few reasons for Blaugrana supporters to be optimistic for the coming years.
Ansu Fati release clause is similar to the of Pedri who was also tied to a long-term contract in the club and will play a vital role in the coming future days of Barcelona.
A deal has now officially been agreed and Barcelona delivered a statement on Wednesday evening to announce the news.
“FC Barcelona and the player Ansu Fati have reached an agreement to renew his contract until 30 June 2027. The buy-out clause is set at 1,000 million euros,” the Barcelona statement read.
“The formalizing of the new contract that will tie the La Masia product to the club for the rest of the season and the next five will take place on Thursday 21 October with a 12 pm CEST photo session and a subsequent press conference at the Auditori 1899.”
Fati and Pedri represent hope for supporters, who have seen their club destroyed by financial mismanagement in recent years. So, the teenager’s new deal will bring a smile to their faces, after enduring a tough watch in the Champions League win on Wednesday.
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