Barcelona could ‘consider’ selling 20-year-old Manchester United target

Barcelona will ‘consider’ Ansu Fati sale next summer amidst Manchester United links

Spanish giants Barcelona will ‘consider’ parting ways with Ansu Fati next summer if he wants to leave amidst links to Manchester United, according to Sport (h/t Manchester Evening News).

The 20-year-old has been associated with a switch to the Red Devils in recent weeks. However, the Blaugrana are keen on keeping a hold of the youngster.

But if the Spain international stresses on a move in the upcoming transfer window, the La Liga outfit will not stand in his way. Thus, it will be interesting to see whether the Old Trafford side will get a hold of the forward’s signature.

Barcelona will consider the sale of Ansu Fati next summer amidst links to Manchester United.
Barcelona will consider the sale of Ansu Fati next summer amidst links to Manchester United. (Photo by Alex Caparros/Getty Images)

Fati made his way to Barcelona’s first team from the famous La Masia academy. The Spaniard broke into the Camp Nou side’s senior outfit at the age of 16.

However, over the years, the 20-year-old has lost his influence with the Blaugrana. Injuries have not helped his cause, either. Subsequently, the forward has fallen down the pecking order in Catalunya. As a result, he has been reduced to just seven stars in La Liga in the current campaign.

Xavi has a number of players at his disposal for the front line. The Spanish giants signed Robert Lewandowski and Raphinha last summer. They also have Ousmane Dembele and former Manchester City star Ferran Torres in their ranks.

At United, Erik ten Hag evidently does not have a lot of riches in the number nine position. Anthony Martial has been decent this season. Unfortunately, injuries have been a hindrance for him.

On the other hand, the gaffer was given the signing of Wout Weghorst in January. The 30-year-old is at the club until the end of the campaign on loan from Burnley.

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Therefore, it is clearly evident that the Old Trafford side need to bolster their forward line with an out-and-out goalscorer. While Fati is young, he is a winger and has not shown consistency in being able to find the back of the net. So it would be better for us to pursue another target.