the terrible Ansu Fati puzzle

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It’s an open secret that has lasted for a few years: FC Barcelona needs money to respect financial fair play and thus afford to strengthen its workforce to return to the heights of European football. Since the departure of Lionel Messi, at the end of his contract in July 2021, for Paris Saint-Germain, the Blaugrana board has continued to find economic levers to meet the demands of its coaches (Ronald Koeman then Xavi) and not find themselves, once again, in the sights of La Liga.

To bail out the club’s coffers, the sports management is also thinking about the sales it could make during the summer transfer window. But for the moment, the balance sheet is negative: alongside the 208 million euros invested over the last two seasons, only 67 M€ have gone the other way. Enough to push the leaders to take advantage of the big market values ​​in the first team, between Raphinha (ready to leave Barça for the PL), Ferran Torres (Aston Villa), or even Ansu Fati, involved in a huge exchange wanted by Wolverhampton .

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The Fati puzzle

Indeed, the Spanish press evokes the possibility of seeing Ansu Fati leave FC Barcelona for the Premier League and the Wolves, who would have offered a check for 30 million euros plus Ruben Neves – under contract until June 2024 – for his offer the services of the Spanish international to the 7 selections (2 goals). A transaction that would bring a lot not only to Barca, in search of cash, but also to the common agent for both players, Jorge Mendes. Except that here, to believe sportthe 20-year-old striker doesn’t see himself leaving Catalonia anytime soon…

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But the ambitions of his notorious Portuguese agent are different: he hopes that the Catalan number 10 will land near the Molineux Stadium in order to best relaunch his young and promising career, stopped by repeated physical glitches, and thus attract the favors of a Premier League cador. Waiting for, AS adds that Xavi should organize a meeting with the departing players after June, and Fati is one of them. Barca are in a hurry and hope everything will be sorted out in the coming weeks.

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