Manchester United were heavily interested in signing Ansu Fati in the summer transfer window and even made a huge offer, however, Barcelona refused to sell.
According to Sport, the Jorge Mendes, Fati’s agent, put forward a proposal of 150 million euros (£134million) from the Red Devils. The offer was massive, still, the Catalan giants decided to keep their prized asset.
The renowned Spanish source have mentioned that Barca believe that Fati is the future of the club and recently they have agreed a new deal with him that has got a mammoth release clause of 400 million euros.
It is claimed that currently, the club is going through a financial crisis and if an offer £134million arrives again from the PL giants, the La Liga side will be under serious pressure to sell.
Barca know that Fati is going to be one of the best stars in the world and he deserves a bumper pay rise for his top performances. Sport have stated that Jorge Mendes has tried to sell the player to Man United and if the Blaugrana club do not improve his salary then then the representative would once again force the club to sell the star to the Old Trafford outfit.
In the current campaign, Fati has so far started 8 games for the Spanish side and directly contributed in 9 goals (5 goals and 4 assists) under the management of Dutch coach Ronald Koeman.
However, earlier this month, the 18-year-old suffered a serious knee injury and after undergoing surgery, it has been reported that the the young winger is going to be out for four months (The Guardian).
Fati is without doubt one of the best teenagers in the world and if Manchester United can get his signing done then it would be a massive coup. With Barca in serious financial trouble, perhaps now is the right time to act to secure his services.