BARCELONA – Ansu Fati officially became a player in the first team of FC Barcelona this Wednesday, automatically increasing his termination clause from 170 to 400 million euros, as established in the agreement he signed in December 2019, and maintaining a contract until June 2022.
The young squad player, who will turn 18 in October, signed his federation card and will wear the number 22 that the Chilean Arturo Vidal wore in the last two seasons in a ‘promotion’ that was already communicated to him in recent weeks, coinciding with the presence in Barcelona of Jorge Mendes, his new representative replacing Rodrigo Messi.
Considered untouchable in the sporting plans of the Barça club, which did not even consider a hypothetical transfer offer in recent months, Ansu’s change of status was firmly understood from its emergence during last season, in which it made the jump directly from the youth team and without going through the subsidiary taking advantage of the injuries of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Ousmane Dembele at the beginning of the course.
33 games (15 of them as a starter) and 8 goals (only behind Messi, Suárez and Antoine Griezmann) turned the forward into the best news for Barça, determined to definitively promote him to the first team alongside Ronald Araujo while still maintaining the doubts with Pedri and Ricard Puig despite the fact that the final preparation of the squad has not yet been defined.
Already international with the Spanish team and understanding himself an unquestionable emerging star, the Barça club’s next objective will be to extend his contract beyond 2022 in a black