Manchester United are believed to be ‘watching’ Barcelona teen Ansu Fati forward of a possible summer season transfer, in keeping with a brand new replace.
May Fati go away Barcelona this summer season?
The Crimson Devils may look extra formidable today, however it’s nonetheless clear that additional reinforcements are wanted on the finish of the season. Current defeats to Liverpool and Newcastle United confirmed that United nonetheless had some shortcomings and that the depth of the squad wanted to be improved going ahead, so as to as soon as once more develop into actual challengers for the Premier League title.
One space of the pitch may use some further elite high quality in assault, with Marcus Rashford clearly in sensational type, however the different choices are arguably not one of the best. Antony contributed positively to his first season at Outdated Trafford but in addition blew cold and hot, whereas Jadon Sancho continues to flatter to cheat in a United shirt, with the pair contributing simply seven league targets between them.
One participant who may doubtlessly be accessible this summer season is Fati, who has been linked with a Barca exit this summer season, having struggled to interrupt into Xavi’s squad this season, making simply 10 La Liga begins in whole. Now a brand new declare has emerged over the 20-year-old, who has a €1bn (£879m) launch clause in his contract.
Are United an choice for Fati?
In accordance Soccer InsiderPete O’Rourke, United are “presently monitoring Fati’s scenario” as they assess a doable summer season bid. Chelsea are in the identical boat, nevertheless, because the Blues are additionally wanting to usher in important reinforcements in the summertime window.
Manchester Metropolis have additionally been placed on ‘pink alert’, with the younger striker ‘pissed off along with his taking part in time at Barcelona and his father ‘publicly expressing his anger at his lack of minutes’.
Whereas Fati’s repute has fallen a little bit of late, with Pedri and Gavi the brand new younger pair on mortgage at Camp Nou, he stays a footballer of unbelievable promise, having been hailed as ‘harmful’ by Xavi. He already has 97 appearances to his identify for Barca, in addition to seven caps for Spain, regardless of being solely 20 so he may develop below Erik ten Hag.
A devastating broad man with tempo and unpredictability in abundance, he may develop into a powerful rival for Rashford and Antony, even perhaps taking part in with the pair if the previous is moved to a extra central position subsequent season, relying on whether or not he whether or not or not a brand new attacker is getting into.