Manchester United tried to buy Fati from Barcelona

Manchester United tried to buy Fati from Barcelona

Manchester United offered Barcelona 150 million euros for Ansu Fati, but Barcelona did not let the player go.

Guinea-Bissau native Anssumane Fati stormed into stagnating Barcelona last year. While Ernesto Valverde continued sitting in the head coach chair, the Spaniard did not really trust the 16-year old winger. Nevertheless, the kid managed to set all his records back with the former manager.

The following records are behind Fati: the club’s youngest goalscorer, the third best goalscorer of Primera, the youngest goalscorer and assistant of Primera (1+1 in the match with Valencia), the youngest debutant of Barcelona in the Champions League.

It is not surprising that a half of European giants follows the young 17-year old midfielder. Rumors led him to Monaco, Nice, Newcastle and Borussia Dortmund. But Manchester United expressed the most interest in Fati. At first, the Red Devils offered Barca 100 million euros for the player. The Catalans even had to gather a conference and consider the offer thoroughly, but club president Josep Bartomeu made a decision not to sell the player.

Later, Manchester United increased the sum of the offer to 150 million euros, but refused to raise the stakes to 170 million. That also wasn’t enough for Blaugranas and Fati scored his fifth goal of the season against Leganes.

Of course, it looks weird that Manchester United added 50 million euros to the starting offered sum, but refused to add another 20 and take the player, paying compensation for him. In this situation, lies on the part of the media is possible, Barcelona urgently need to re-sign the contract with the player and increase the clause, to preserve the player at Camp Nou.

Right now Fati looks a little bit unconfident and his actions on the pitch are not the most logical and considerate. But if he shows that kind a game at 17, it is hard to imagine what will be next, if he doesn’t stop improving, as it was with one young wunderkind at Kamp Nou by the name of Bojan Krkic.