Spanish Youngster Ansu Fati Considering Leaving Barcelona Over Lack of Playing Time for Catalan Giants

Spanish Youngster Ansu Fati Considering Leaving Barcelona Over Lack of Playing Time for Catalan Giants

Byron Pillay
October 27, 2022 at 12:07 PM
  • Ansu Fati has only started three games for Barcelona in his last 16 appearances across all competitions
  • Fati came on as a substitute against Bayern Munich as Barcelona were dropped down to the Europa League
  • Barcelona youngster Fati was dropped from the Spanish national team because of his lack of playing time

Barcelona have lost their place in the UEFA Champions League and could soon lose one of their talented youngsters.

19-year-old Ansu Fati is frustrated by his lack of game time at the Catalan club and would be open to moving away from the Blaugrana.

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Ansu Fati is considering a future away from Barcelona as he grows frustrated over a lack of playing time. Image: Pau Barrena.
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As reported by Football España, Fati has told his agent Jorge Mendes that he would be willing to leave if the situation didn't change.

Fati's limited playing time

Despite being immensely talented, Fati has struggled for game time this season. As noted by Transfermarkt, he's made 11 appearances in La Liga, but only two of those were as a starter. The other 9 appearances were as a substitute.

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In the Champions League, he's made appearances in all five of the team's games so far but only started one of those. The most he's been on the field for Barca in the tournament is just 65 minutes.

Are Barcelona worried?

Xavi's side are said to be unconcerned by Fati's threats to leave, as the youngster is contracted to the club until 2027. He also has a release clause of €1 billion, effectively ruling out any chance of a team luring him away.

Luis Enrique explains the reason for dropping Barcelona youngster Ansu Fati from the Spain squad

Ansu will not be part of Spain’s squad to tackle Switzerland and Portugal in the Nations League, after the Barcelona star was dropped by Luis Enrique from his 25-man list.

The 19-year-old forward has scored two goals and created two assists for Barcelona so far this season, but his performances for Barcelona were not enough to earn him a place in the Spain squad.

Spain’s manager, Luis Enrique has now blamed Fati’s lack of starting games for the Catalan giants as the reason for dropping the teenager, Sports Brief reported.

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