FC Barcelona’s new number 10, the heir to the throne left by the world’s best player, Lionel Messi, returned after a ten-month injury. He let the world know about his return by scoring against Levante after he came as a substitute. An emotional return for him and the whole Barcelona family. A return that every Barca was waiting for months. His last appearance for the team was in November 2020 in the match against Real Betis. The return of Ansu Fati will raise the odds in soccer betting.
He had many setbacks during his recovery. The fans were tensed whenever they heard about the news negative news on his injury. These setbacks were the reason why it took more than ten months for him to return. The medical team was trying hard to help him recover safely, and it was the reason why Fati came to the bench after scoring a goal to thank the doctor who helped him recover successfully. A kind gesture from the youngster.
The return with a goal was enough for the fans to celebrate. The new no. 10 scored a goal on the first appearance. The absence of Ansu Fati was visible in the attacking in the last season and also at the beginning of this season. When he got injured, the player was in good form, and the team needed to reduce the pressure on Messi last season.
After many talks with him and his new agent Jorge Mendes, the teenager decided to extend his contract to six years. Jorge Mendes is the agent of Cristiano Ronaldo. Fati’s previous agent was Lionel Messi’s brother. They changed the agency in 2020. There were rumours that Mendes was looking for other clubs which would give more salary and a better package. But the only answer of Fati and his family was to renew for the club and play for Barca until he retires.
Fati agreed to a contract extension till 2027, and like Pedri’s, he also has a one billion euros release clause. It’s a statement from Barca that they are untouchable. They are the future. The club’s president Joan Laporta has already stated that Ansu Fati will be one of the pillars of Barca in the coming years.
Ansu has scored two goals after returning. But Barca is cautious about his situation and knows that the workload on him should be lighter. The club cannot have another injury setback on him as it might affect his future. But slowly and steadily, he will be able to play more and return to the peak form. The two goals that he scored were just signs of the Spanish teenager’s enormous potential in him.