On Tuesday, Catalonia was abuzz about Joan Laporta and Mateu Alemany’s journey to Porto, where they were meeting with super agent Jorge Mendes
In the meeting, a number of players were addressed, but Ansu Fati was probably the subject that received the most attention. Mendes has reportedly put Ansu Fati on the market, specifically pitching his talents to Premier League clubs, according to the most recent Condis report. The player, however, is unwilling to quit right now.
The starlet from La Masia is in a difficult position. Fati has resumed regular field activity this season after a protracted and arduous battle with injuries. His influence on video games has not exactly been noteworthy. Laporta and Xavi would prefer to be patient with the player in a perfect world because there is no doubt about his ability. It is challenging, but not impossible, to get past the emotional barrier.
However, the Catalans’ problem is the pressing requirement for player sales. Fati is one of the initial possibilities on the list as the administration pushes for at least one, if not more, departures from the forward line. Thus, the young player’s destiny at the club will depend on how well he performs over the coming few months. Fati is facing a life or death decision because more subpar efforts will guarantee him a new club in the summer.
The 20-year-old has made 23 La Liga appearances for Barcelona this season and has three goals and three helpers. He has only produced one significant opportunity in the league thus far, and his key throw production is less than one every two games.
It will be interesting to see in June whether Barcelona decides to let the player go forever or only on a loan, if under pressure to do so. The latter would obviously be the wiser choice to avoid any remorse in the future.
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