Liverpool have been long-term admirers of Barcelona star Ansu Fati and now they’ve been given the opportunity to sign the wonderkid at a ridiculously low price, compared to his release clause.
Fati burst into the limelight as a 16-year-old from Barcelona’s La Masia set-up, becoming the youngest goalscorer in Champions League history at the age of 17 years and 40 days after netting against Inter Milan at the San Siro. Still just 20 years of age, he took the No.10 shirt from Lionel Messi after the Flea left Catalonia and he is regarded as one of the most exciting young players on Earth.
In October 2021, Fati ended speculation over his future and committed to a long-term Camp Nou extension with a billion-Euro release clause(opens in new tab). Yet the precocious Spaniard could still be leaving La Liga this summer – and there are plenty of suitors interested.
Ansu Fati becomes the youngest-ever Champions League goalscorer with a strike against Inter Milan in a 2-1 victory at the San Siro, Milan.
According to Spanish outlet, Sport(opens in new tab), Ansu Fati could be available for just £53 million – some £947m cheaper than his release clause, no less – with Barça president Joan Laporta admitting that a sale of one of his attackers is perhaps necessary due to the club’s precarious financial position.
“We can’t rule out the sale of an attacking player in the summer,” he said. “When Memphis Depay left us, we could have signed a forward, but the economic reality is very difficult and we can’t rule out the sale of an attacker.”
TalkSport claimed last month that Fati’s representatives have held talks with Liverpool, Manchester United and Arsenal over a move, though the Reds feel like the most likely of the three.