Ansu Fati: “I have had other offers, but my first option has always been to stay at Barça”
The youth squad has signed the renewal of him for five more seasons, until 2027
His termination clause is set at 1,000 million euros, the same as Pedri’s
Following the line of Pedri’s renewal, carried out last week, today it was Ansu Fati’s turn. Barça has shielded the young promise of La Masia for five more seasons, until 2027. As with the canary, the striker will also have a prohibitive, anti-sheikh termination clause: 1,000 million euros.
With an overflowing illusion of a child, which he practically is, he appeared on the stage of the Auditori 1899 accompanied by his entire family, his representative Jorge Mendes and, obviously, the Blaugrana president, Joan Laporta, the sports vice president, Rafa Yuste. and Mateu Alemany, football director.
“It has always been my dream to be able to succeed and continue growing at Barça”, were his first words after signing a new contract that will dress him as a Blaugrana, at least until June 30, 2027. For that date, in five years, the youth team will only be 25 years old.
“All of us at the club are going to work so that in a few years we are as high as possible. I think it’s everyone’s job, not so much mine. The squad, the president, the players … In the end, it’s living the day from day to day and in the future you never know, but if you work day by day it can be better ”, he explained, analyzing the situation in which the club is immersed.
Ansu has shown in this short period of time that he has an unbecoming maturity for his age. This morning, at the press conference for his renewal, the forward made it clear again. “I have not done anything yet and I have to continue working to mark my path. I have a lot of room for improvement, in many aspects of my game and that can only be achieved with daily work,” he explained.
Regarding the pressure of wearing the number ’10’ and having become one of the idols of the fans in such a precocious way, he assured that “I am very calm, with the help of my family” and added that “to There is no pressure on me, it is a motivation that keeps me improving day by day “.
Ansu himself has acknowledged that he has had offers on the table from other big clubs in Europe, but the Blaugrana’s feeling for him has led him to seal a historic renewal. “From the first day I told Jorge, it has always been my first option to stay at Barça. I am happy that the club has trusted me. I have had offers from abroad, but my illusion has always been to grow and succeed. at Barça “, he commented.
The renewal act took place last night at the club’s offices, after beating Dynamo Kiev on the third day of the Champions League group stage. In this sense, Laporta has clarified that “there was no special rush to renew him, only that if we already had the agreement it was good to announce it as soon as possible”. The Blaugrana president has also commented that “there were big clubs behind it and it was better not to prolong it.”
Following the speech of the Blaugrana president, the football director, Mateu Alemany, explained the renewal process of Ansu Fati. “Throughout the summer, the great priority has been to lower the wage bill. Once this phase was over, we were clear that there were two priorities: Pedri and Ansu. Both finished their contract in 2022 and are among the greatest talents in Europe. Having them free it created a very dangerous situation. We must give value to his will and that of his family “and he has emphasized that” Barça has made an effort, but he has chosen Barça over other superior economic offers “.
In this sense, President Joan Laporta assured that his dream is “to have an eleven with which people can identify, trained at La Masia. It would be a dream come true for me and my table mates. That it has been the home of Ansu and of many players. “Repeating a feat that came true in November 2012, against Levante: eleven players trained at La Masia.
The next challenge for the team will be to face Real Madrid in this Sunday’s classic. A match that will culminate a ‘tourmalet’ of three key matches: Valencia, Dynamo Kiev and, now, the Whites. For Ansu “playing a classic is always a motivation” and he has assured “to be calm because the team is going to give everything to win the game.”
Joan Laporta also trusts Barça for the great game on Sunday. “I have good feelings for the classic. I see that the team has been improving, we are recovering injuries, starting with Ansu, who had been inactive for some time. The ‘Kun’ is already there, players who have been improving their contribution. We play at home, we will have the support from the public. I take advantage of the Catalans to ask them to come because it will be a show. I am optimistic and I get that we will win. Hopefully with a goal from Ansu “.