Ansu Fati may have been linked with the likes of Manchester United and Arsenal, but the 20-year-old says his “intention” is to remain at Barcelona.
The highly regarded Spanish international, a graduate of Catalonia’s renowned La Masia academy system, is one of the players La Liga champions Barcelona are apparently willing to let go of in order to raise money during the summer transfer window.
Recent injuries have slowed Fati’s development, raising the possibility that one of the many Premier League suitors may try to entice him to England.
Fati is, however, tied to a long-term contract at Camp Nou and believes he can fulfil his potential with Barca. He has told Teledeporte when quizzed on his future that “I have a contract with Barca and my intention is to continue improving and growing there. That is my intention.
“I have a contract and I’m happy. Both in my club and in the national team”.
When Fati signed his contract with Barca, a €1 billion (£853 million/$1 billion) release clause was inserted to the clauses.
The Blaugrana were concerned about losing a valued asset who was projected to have a glittering career on their books at the moment.