Ansu Fati

Ansu Fati signs new contract with Barcelona until June 2027, club statement announces. Deal completed tonight as expected. €1B release clause

The 18-year-old was rested for the first half against Dynamo Kiev with Ronald Koeman holding back his most important player for Sunday’s Clasico.

The second biggest cheer of the first half – after the one that greeted Gerard Pique’s goal – was for the sight of the teenager warming-up.

He came on at half time in Barcelona’s narrow win replacing Luuk de Jong and after the lackluster win the club could at least allay supporters’ fears that Fati could be poached by a big European rival by announcing his new deal.

The record-breaking young striker had a contract until the end of this season with some controversy over whether it included an automatic renewal until 2024 or not.

The uncertainty over the existing contract no longer matters with the player’s agent Jorge Mendes having agreed the new bumper deal with Barcelona president Joan Laporta.

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