Mateu Alemany, football director of the Barça club, met in Portugal with Jorge Mendes, the forward’s agent, to finalize the final details of the agreement
The Laporta board of directors, after ensuring the renewal of Pedri until 2026, with a clause of 1,000 million euros, hastens to guarantee the continuity of young talents
Barça is in a hurry to renew Ansu Fati, the pillar of the sports reconstruction of the club. He is in a hurry to ensure the continuity of the 18-year-old forward, who has had an immediate impact on the team after being injured for 11 months, establishing himself as the club’s new sporting and commercial reference.
Mateo Alemany, Barcelona football director, traveled to Porto on Monday, according to Mundo Deportivo, to meet with Jorge Mendes, Ansu’s agent, and specify the details of a renewal agreement that allows it to continue until 2026, although the details of this new link have not been provided.
The idea of Barça, as it did last week with Pedri, who renewed until 2026 with a clause of 1,000 million euros, the highest of the squad, is to announce the agreement with Ansu Fati as soon as possible. If possible before the classic against Madrid and the resumption of the assembly of delegates, which will be the next 23, much better.
The owner of 10
Ansu, which has been surveyed by the big European clubs when they found that his contract expired in 2022 although Barça maintained that it could extend it, unilaterally, until 2024, has always maintained its idea of not leaving the Camp Nou. That is why he agreed, after consultation with the captains, to wear the 10 he wore Messi for a decade. And he has also wanted to stay out of any offer from other clubs.
Laporta wants to close the agreement as soon as possible to avoid any temptation to leave Ansu, a coveted piece in the European market
Already in the summer of 2020, Manchester United became interested in Ansu. But neither Barça nor he wanted to listen to those proposals that came far from the Camp Nou. Laporta has set himself as an absolute priority to maintain the skeleton of the young people to promote the reconstruction of Barça. Hence German will travel to Portugal to finalize in that meeting with Mendes the keys to the first great contract of Ansu Fati, already become the offensive leader of the team.
First it was Pedri, now it is negotiating with Ansu and then it will be Gavi’s turn. Later, that of Araujo … Barça begins to lay the foundations of its sporting future, although, in reality, they are those of its present.
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.