Posted on October 21, 2021 at 1:30 p.m. by Hadrien Grenier
While he officially extended his contract at FC Barcelona this Wednesday evening, Ansu Fati sent strong messages this Thursday on the occasion of his taking of word to celebrate the event.
In the space of a week, FC Barcelona managed to secure the contracts of Pedri and Ansu Fati. However, with the second city, nothing was won in advance for his extension to be signed in such a short period of time. Indeed, if Barça let filter in the press that they wanted to close the file before El Clásico against Real Madrid Scheduled for Sunday, many observers felt the timing was tight. But discussions finally accelerated to arrive at the formalization of the extension of the 18-year-old striker until 2027.
“I wanted to stay here”
And questioned this Thursday at the microphone of BarçaTV, Ansu Fati has made no secret of his pride following the announcement of his new contract with his training club. “I told my agents that my goal was to stay here for a few years with my family. I am very grateful for the support given to me by the club and the team. From the first day I set foot at Camp Nou, it was clear to me that I wanted to stay here for many years. Everything happened so fast. I lived it very intensely, but from day one I made a dream come true. I am where I want to be, with my family. I thank the club for its confidence, I hope to return the favor to them on the pitch, ”said the man who inherited the number 10 from Leo Messi following his departure this summer in remarks reported by Mundo Deportivo.
Ansu Fati did not stay behind and was later invited to speak on the subject at a press conference. On the occasion, the Spain international admitted having received other offers, while saying that his one and only priority was to stay at FC Barcelona . “From day one I told my agent my first choice was to stay here at Barca and he understood that. I may have received offers from abroad, but it was always clear to me that I wanted to stay here. The cracks who came out of the Masia like me? It's a dream to see me here, but I haven't done anything yet, I hope that one day I can compare a race like the one they did. (…) I'm very calm. I feel very loved, that's what I appreciate the most. For me, it's not a pressure, but a motivation to get up every day to keep improving and that's what I do, ” Ansu Fati told reporters.