Barcelona forward Ansu Fati is reportedly adamant he wants to stay at the club amid speculation linking him with Premier League side Wolves.
According to Spanish newspaper SPORT, Fati’s agent Jorge Mendes promised Barca that he would do everything to give the footballer an exit route out of the Nou Camp, but the young forward has stated he does not want to leave the club.
Reported tension between Ansu Fati and agent
Ansu Fati and his agent reportedly disagree over the 20-year-old’s career path, with the Catalan giants reportedly offering $32.5m plus the Spanish forward for Wolves midfielder Ruben Neves. Manager Xavi Hernandez wants two new central midfielders this summer, and Neves is seen to fit the bill, being able to perform a number of certain roles in central midfield.
According to Mendes, who spoke to Spanish news outlet Jijantes today, “Ansu Fati wants to stay at Barca. He scored three goals in the last two games, you’ve a top, top player. He’s going to be a Ballon d’Or one day- trust me. Ruben Neves deal? Keep calm.”
🎥 La secuencia completa de las declaraciones de Mendes en el aeropuerto: “ANSU FATI SE QUIERE QUEDAR”.
🏆 “Va a ser balón de oro algún día. Es uno de los mejores jugadores jóvenes del mundo”. pic.twitter.com/IMZnxgYlFk
— Jijantes FC (@JijantesFC) June 13, 2023