Xavi Extends Support to Barcelona Star Ansu Fati Amid Uncertainty Over His Future

Xavi Extends Support to Barcelona Star Ansu Fati Amid Uncertainty Over His Future

Chukwu Ikechukwu
February 11, 2023 at 5:52 PM
  • Xavi has disclosed that Barcelona have no intention of parting ways with struggling forward Ansu Fati
  • Fati who rose through the ranks at Barcelona has since made 89 appearances across all competitions for the club
  • 13 of the Fati’s 20 La Liga appearances this season for Barcelona have come from the bench

Barcelona manager Xavi is backing forward Ansu Fati to rediscover his best form again following his recent struggles with the Catalan giants.

Fati has been reduced to a fringe role this season owing to injuries and loss of form, prompting talks the La Liga leaders might be considering offloading the Spanish international.

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Xavi has backed Ansu Fati to rediscover his best form again for Barcelona and has affirmed the forward is not for sale. Photo credit: Fabrizio Romano
Source: Twitter

According to Sportskeeda, Xavi has now revealed that Barcelona has no intention of selling Fati and has labelled the 20-year-old as an important member of the current Barca squad.

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“Ansu Fati is non-transferable, like everyone in the squad right now. He’s a very important player. I have tremendous hope.
“We expect a lot from him, I have blind confidence in him. I have it with everyone. We have been shaping the squad based on what I have wanted.”

Fati has started just 13 games this season for Barcelona, falling down the pecking order at Camp Nou with Ousmane Dembele, Raphinha, and Pedri preferred ahead of the 20-year-old.

Ansu Fati shirt sales flops

Meanwhile, sales of Barcelona's famous No.10 shirt, now worn by youngster Ansu Fati, have dropped dramatically following the departure of star player Lionel Messi, Goal reports.

According to a recent report, Fati's shirt is not even among the club's top six shirt sellers, with fans preferring the likes of Gavi, Pedri, and Robert Lewandowski.

The 20-year-old forward inherited the iconic jersey number from his Argentine predecessor Messi ahead of the 2021-22 campaign.

Barcelona advised to sell Fati

Earlier, Sports Brief reported Ansu Fati is fed up with his current situation at Barcelona and the forward is looking to leave the Catalan giants as early as the summer when the transfer window opens again.

Once Barcelona’s golden boy, too many injuries and loss of form has seen the teenager fall down the pecking order at Camp Nou this season under Xavi.

Football transfer expert Fabrizio Romano says Barcelona are in a dire situation with Fati as they will need to sell him outright to improve the club’s salary situation

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