Barça makes official renewal of Ansu Fati; joins the billion clause club

Barça makes official renewal of Ansu Fati;  joins the billion clause club

BARCELONA – Ansu Fati becomes part, after the announcement of the renewal of Pedri González last week, of the one billion club in Barcelona.

The Barça club formalized the extension of his contract and the announcement of it on Wednesday, four days before Sunday’s Clásico against Real Madrid.

The youth squad, whose contract expired at the end of this season, signed his signature for five more courses, until 2027, with a growing salary, appropriate to the economic situation of Barcelona and for which, from the outset, he will cease to be the lowest paid footballer in the squad, both parties agreeing that in the medium term it will be considered a star that it already shines for its number and that it must achieve for merits that it is reaching without restraint. His termination clause will be marked in those billion euros that Pedri has already signed … And that might not be the last.

“The talks have gone very well,” a source told ESPN Digital this morning, realizing that in the agreement Ansu’s indisputable willingness to remain at Barça has been deemed so providential, disregarding any offer from abroad, such as trust. indisputable that the club itself transfers him.

In this sense, Barça has avoided any type of conflict with Mendes in terms of renegotiating the player’s current contract, for whom the club maintained an automatic extension for two more seasons (ends in 2022), warning the representative that this four-year contract Ansu signed it for years as a minor and according to FIFA regulations, players under the age of 18 cannot sign a professional contract for more than three seasons.

After several weeks of negotiations, soccer director Mateu Alemany traveled to Porto on Monday to work out the details of the new contract personally with Mendes and the announcement is scheduled to be carried out imminently.

“This is great news,” proclaimed Ronald Koeman on Tuesday, who after having had his contest in the last four games (starting for the first time against Valencia) is considering whether to keep him in the eleven against Dinamo this Wednesday attending the next duel against Real Madrid.

“It is impossible for Ansu to play all three games in a week at the highest level,” the coach warned on Tuesday, aware, of course, of the differential character of the young footballer, whose impact on the team since his reappearance (he adds two goals and one assist in 116 minutes) has been the best sports news at the Camp Nou in recent times.

Once the continuity of Ansu has been finalized, Barcelona’s objective is to extend and improve the contracts of Gavi and Ronald Araújo.

That of the 17-year-old midfielder ends in 2023 and taking into account that he is a minor, it would last for a maximum of three seasons, ostensibly improving his salary status and with the desire to also join the billion club. in the termination clause, a figure that would probably not be reached in the renewal of the Uruguayan center-back, who also has one more season on his contract and would renew for five more years.

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