FC Barcelona coach Xavi took advantage of a press briefing to react to rumors about the situation of Ansu Fati, announced on the shelves of an English cador.
An XXL contract at Camp Nou
Despite 30 appearances in all competitions, for 6 goals and 3 assists, Ansu Fati does not chain the tenure under the orders of Xavi. Since the start of the 2022-2023 season, the FC Barcelona coach has only lined up the young Spanish attacking midfielder seven times in his starting lineup. On Wednesday, during the trip to the field of Betis Sevilla (2-1, 17th day of La Liga), the 20-year-old player was content to play ten minutes of play, after his entry as a replacement for Raphinha.
The situation of the native of Bissau, under contract until June 2027 and linked to a release clause of one billion euros, would not leave indifferent a flagship formation of the Premier League. As relayed on our site, Manchester United would consider recruiting the Catalan number 10. For now, the Red Devils have not yet taken action but are thinking very seriously about his profile. But will Barça open the door to his departure in the coming months?
“Things will work out for him”
Present this Saturday at a press conference, on the eve of Sevilla FC’s reception in La Liga, Xavi came out of silence on the situation of his player. The Spanish coach cooled the English club, which he will meet on his way to the Europa League play-offs, and maintained his confidence in the Spanish international. “No, no, no… It’s going to work out for him. We must be patient. Ansu is a spectacular asset to the club. We trust him a lot, he works very well. I’m very happy with his great mentality in training, but be patient. He is 20 years old and needs time, like everyone else. Things will work out for him, now is not the time to talk about sales.”