The striker, who is negotiating the renewal, receives medical discharge after overcoming the serious injury to his left knee that he suffered on November 7
“He has been away for a long time, we have a plan with Ansu. He will play 15 minutes maximum,” says Koeman
Was president Josep Maria Bartomeu. AND Ronald Koeman, whose time at Barça is running out, was already sitting on the bench at the Camp Nou. That November 7 I did not know Ansu Fati that that entry that he received from behind in the duel with Betis was going to separate him from football for more than 10 months due to a serious injury to his left knee, having to undergo surgery up to four times.
Ansu returns to Levante. The 10th is back. Barça’s new 10, the young man, 18, who has assumed the legacy of carrying on his back the mythical number that Messi honored for more than a decade. The forward will not start, but he will have his minutes. “Culés, estic preparat”, has announced the own player in the social networks of the club before the medical discharge was made official.
Or that, at least, is what Koeman said, who may be caught too late by the arrival of the promising player, who has become the flag of the present and the future of the club. But with Ansu, or the Ansu who broke in as a teenager smashing precocious records, everything can be easier.
“We do not want to take risks with him and avoid problems of charging him for many minutes. If everything goes well he will play 15 minutes. He has been away for a long time, we have a plan with Ansu,” said Koeman, convinced that he will not be able to go too fast with him. young forward, determined to succeed at the Camp Nou. .
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Although the pressure that the striker must endure goes beyond the purely sporting. It has become the icon of the club. A depressed and financially ruined club with little sporting hope, so Ansu’s return is an injection of self-esteem, no matter how patience Koeman claims with his return.
Negotiations to renew
“The most important thing is to fully recover Ansu,” said the coach, without the need to “run fast” because he is clear that he will not be who he was again “neither in two games nor in two weeks.” Hence the calm that Koeman asks for, agreed with the club’s medical services and the player himself.
Barça, meanwhile, has already disclosed the return of the forward with a visibility on social networks, unusual in these cases. But it is Ansu, the symbol of a new era that has hesitantly started. The club, meanwhile, continues to work on the renovation, taking advantage of the fact that he wants to continue at the Camp Nou, unlike his friend Ilaix Moriba, who did not accept the offer made by Barcelona and went to Leipzig for 16 million euros.
Ansu does not want to move from the Camp Nou. Ansu, who already overcame as a child despite playing with Cadet B a serious injury with a fractured tibia and fibula that also had him 10 months off, wants to be the soccer flag of reconstruction. Ansu accepted, after receiving authorization from the captains, on Messi 10, a shirt that Kun Agüero, as he revealed to this newspaper, could not assume out of respect for his friend.
It has been more than 10 months since Ansu Fati disappeared from the field. Now, against Levante, and coinciding with one of the most complex times, debating the future of Koeman, while Xavi and Robert Martínez await the call from Laporta, the young man on whom the hopes of millions of millions are placed will appear if all goes well. culés.
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.