The teenage superstar has inherited Lionel Messi’s shirt number at the Camp Nou but his representatives believe his contract at the club expires this coming summer
Barcelona forward Ansu Fati is one of the most exciting talents in football but confusion has broken out regarding his future.
The 18-year-old made his debut for the Catalan giants two years ago and has proven to be a sensation since, despite suffering a serious knee injury last season.
Fati has netted 13 goals in 41 first-team appearances for the club and also has broken through at international level with Spain – for whom he scored once in four caps, when aged 17.
With the Blaugrana’s well documented financial problems, there has been speculation that the teenager could be cashed-in on, with Manchester United among the clubs said to be monitoring his situation.
Barcelona believe Fati is under contract until 2024 as they have the option to unilaterally extend the terms of his deal – in place until 2022 – by a further two seasons.