Reports on Twitter claim that Barcelona are going to offer 16-year-old winger Ansu Fati a new contract and squad number, and officially promote him to a member of the first-team squad (via @barcacentre).
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The teenager was thrust into the starting line-up earlier this season after injuries plagued Ernesto Valverde’s squad, and impressed by scoring two goals and registering an assist, per Transfermarkt.
Fati, who turns 17 at the end of October, hasn’t featured for the Catalans since the end of September when he made a 12-minute appearance off the substitutes’ bench against Villarreal, but is held in extremely high regard by Nou Camp chiefs.
Reports claim that the Blaugrana are set to offer Fati a bumper new contract and increase his release clause from €100m to €200m.
This is understandable considering the player’s tender age and vast potential, though could perhaps be viewed as a little premature considering he is yet to make a single appearance for the club’s B team, promoted directly from the Under-19s to the first-team with absolutely no experience of senior football.
These Barcelona fans agree that the club’s proposed plans for the teenager may be coming a little too early, with one supporter stating he could become the next Bojan Krkic…
we should really calm down
— Horace (@Jr_841) October 14, 2019
Promote to Barca B , not to the first team yet.
Unless we get a new coach who gives him guaranteed game time next szn
— The son with Potential™ 💎 (@InjectOusmane) October 14, 2019
Take it slow or he will be The next Bojan
— Kabar Barcelona (@barcastalk) October 14, 2019
This boy is overrated
— Wasswa Lionel (@WasswaGeorge15) October 14, 2019
Naah man will be a bad move tbh.. What if new coach doesn’t play him regular in the first team? So the best thing will be to promote him to B
— MessiTheBest (@Messination99) October 14, 2019
He is 16 calm down
— Ⓐⓐⓨⓤⓢⓗ👑 (@aayush309) October 14, 2019
Promote to barca b not first team
— Flyboy.Stunner👑 (@Flyboyyy21) October 14, 2019
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