Posted on October 21, 2021 at 3:30 p.m. by Amadou Diawara
While his contract with Barça came to an end on June 30, Ansu Fati initialed a new lease until 2027. Present at a press conference this Thursday for the occasion, Joan Laporta expressed his immense happiness to see his 18-year-old prodigy to re-emerge, before revealing all the behind the scenes of his extension.
Linked to FC Barcelona until June 30, 2022, Ansu Fati initialed a brand new contract on Wednesday. Indeed, Barça has formalized the extension until 2027 of his crack of 18 years. Mad with joy, Joan Laporta ignited completely after the renewal of Ansu Fati's contract. ” Today is a big day. We are very happy to be able to announce the renewal of Ansu Fati's contract by FC Barcelona. For us it is a very important day because, with players like Ansu Fati, the present and the future of the club are assured. For us, it was very important to regularize this situation. He is only 18 years old, but he has extraordinary maturity and exceptional talent. I have told you several times that at Barca we will help you achieve all your goals. Your goals are our goals, ”said Joan Laporta this Thursday afternoon at a press conference.
“There was no urgency, but …”
In the process, Joan Laporta wanted to send a strong message to Ansu Fati, explaining clearly that he wanted to accompany him to become one of the very best players in the world. “He said it himself, he needs to improve. He's destined to be a big star, but we have to help him get there. He has to make his own way, but he's very smart and has a family around him that keeps his feet on the ground. We have to be careful. We obviously hope that all our hopes with him will be confirmed, but we must all help him, “said Joan Laporta.
” … since we already had the 'okay, we didn't want to drag things out ”
Before resuming until June 30, 2027, Ansu Fati would have aroused the interest of several European leaders, ready to put their hands in their pockets to snatch him away from FC Barcelona. Finally, the young Spanish striker held on and preferred to continue his adventure with Barça. Asked about the subject, Joan Laporta did not fail to reveal the behind the scenes of the soap opera Ansu Fati. “If I dreaded other clubs' offers for Ansu Fati? No, because he was very clear that he wanted to stay. His family and agent have made it clear that Barca are the best place for Ansu. You still have some unease, because there were a lot of teams that wanted it. What if I was in a hurry to make the deal? There was no rush, but since we already had the agreement, we did not want to drag things out, ”said Joan Laporta, the president of the FC Barcelona.