Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde has revealed that Ansu Fati is “very important” to the team.
Barcelona Boss Shares ‘Very Important’ Ansu Fati News
After a ten-month layoff due to injury, Getty Ansu Fati returns to Barcelona.
Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman revealed on Tuesday that Ansu Fati, an 18-year-old striker, is close to signing a new long-term deal that would keep him at the Camp Nou.
At a press conference to preview Barcelona’s Champions League game with Dynamo Kiev at the Camp Nou on Wednesday, Koeman was questioned about the rumors regarding Fati’s future.
According to Mundo Deportivo, the Dutchman has excellent news for fans who are anxious to see the dynamic youngster pledge his long-term future to the Catalan giants.
He replied, “The only thing I know is what you said.” “They’re on the verge of striking a deal.” That is important information, in my opinion. We’re discussing a young talent with a lot of potential. He is one of the players who will shape the club’s future.”
According to Fernando Polo of Mundo Deportivo, Fati will follow in the footsteps of midfielder Pedri and sign a deal that will last until 2026. According to Marca, the striker’s contract is likely to include a €1 billion release clause to deter any prospective suitors.
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Is Ansu set to make his debut against Dynamo Kiev?
With the Champions League match wedged between crucial La Liga games against Valencia and Real Madrid, Koeman indicated that Fati may not start against Dynamo Kiev.
Fati got his first start of the season against Valencia, scoring once, and Koeman made it plain that the 18-year-old would not be able to play every game at the present due to a long-term knee issue.
He said, “The next opponent is usually the most crucial.” “You have to strive to bring each guy up to his full potential.” That’s why I thought Ansu wouldn’t be able to play three games in seven days.”
Fati played an hour against Los Che on Sunday before being substituted by Barca, who are taking their time with his return. The youngster is part of the team for the Ukrainian champions’ visit.
Sergio Aguero believes Barcelona’s No. 10 suits Ansu.
Fit-again After making his debut appearance for the Catalan giants as a substitute against Valencia on Sunday, Sergio Aguero is included in Barca’s matchday squad to play Dynamo Kiev.
According to Mundo Deportivo, the Argentine was also present at the pre-match news conference, when he praised his new partner Fati.
“You have to assist him in continuing to develop because staying at a high level now is very difficult,” he added. “We veterans have come to show our support for him. You can see he has a special ability that isn’t frequently seen, and you must take use of it.”
Aguero also acknowledged that Lionel Messi’s former No. 10 jersey is flattering on Fati and explained why he chose the No. 19 at Barcelona.
“It was the number I used on the national team and during the U-20 World Cup in Holland.” Leo had No. 10, but when Piqué and other club members inquired about it, I had already requested No. 19. Also, the 10 is a good match for Ansu. He returned enthusiastic, he is young, and he has a skill for which we should be thankful.”
After starting with losses to Bayern Munich and Benfica, Barcelona will need to win against Dynamo Kiev on Wednesday to keep their chances of advancing to the last 16 of Europe’s premier tournament alive.
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