Spanish giants Barcelona’s slim win over Valencia on Sunday afternoon was in a way dominated by the squabble involving Ferran Torres and Ansu Fati during the encounter.
The pair were at logger heads when Ferran Torres didn’t allow Ansu Fati play the penalty Barcelona got in the second half.
Ferran Torres eventually missed the penalty leaving Fati evidently vexed due to the incidence but Xavi Hernandez cleared up the matter in the post match presser explaining that Torres was the assigned penalty-taker for Barcelona.
Ansu Fati wasn’t given the chance to increase his goal tally. He has scored just three goals and his performances this season has greatly reduced.
Ansu Fati could be sold in the summer
Reports emanating from the Camp Nou also indicates that the Spaniard could be sold in the upcoming transfer window.
Nevertheless, the president of Barcelona Joan Laporta, has offered his support to the youngster sending him words of encouragement.
Laporta said in an interview: “He’s getting better. It is necessary that he has confidence and that he recovers the spark again. Before, every time he took a shot it was a goal.”
Joan Laporta is definitely not the only individual who would want to see Fati get back to his best, a level that saw him tagged as one of the best young players in the world.
Ansu Fati was born in Guinea-Bissau but he decided to play for the Spanish national team after becoming a citizen of the country.
The Spanish footballer of Guinean descent has been compared with that of former Barcelona attacker Lionel Messi.
Fati is a dynamic forward who can play any attacking position. He began his career as a striker even though he was later shifted to the left wing.
The 20-year-old has scored 25 goals in 94 appearances for Barcelona. In 7 games for the La Roja of Spain, he has scored 2 goals.
He graduated from the Barcelona youth system in 2019 and his time with the Blaugrana side recorded a bright start but he is currently at a low point.
His contract length and details with Barcelona
Fati signed a five-and-a-half-year deal with Barcelona in 2021 and the contract contained a £1 billion release clause embeded in it.
The current contract of the youngster would expire in 2027. He has been linked with several gigantic clubs across Europe in the past, most notably Manchester City.
Ansu Fati was born on the 31st of October 2002 and he made his debut for Barcelona on the 25th of August 2019 replacing goal scorer Carles Perez late on.
The Spaniard became the youngest goalscorer in UEFA Champions League history after scoring the match-winner in Barcelona’s 2-1 victory against Inter Milan on the 10th of December in 2019.
He earns £13,950,000 or $14,800,266 per season currently. This means Fati earns around €268,269 or $284,620 per week.