According to reports, Chelsea and Tottenham are interested in signing Ansu Fati, who is expected to leave Barcelona before the summer transfer window closes.
Fati has seen himself linked with a move to the Premier League for quite some time now.
He was expected to be the next big star at the Nou Camp and took Lionel Messi’s No. 10 shirt following his departure in the summer of 2021.
Injuries have hindered his development, however, and he has fallen down the pecking order under Xavi.
The Barcelona boss has signed several attacking players during his time in charge, with Robert Lewandowski and Raphinha the most notable additions.
And Fati’s chances of playing have been further hindered by the emergence of 16-year-old winger Lamine Yamal, who has two assists in three La Liga appearances this season, starting the last two matches.
It is going to be a very interesting conclusion to the transfer window with Fati a player Barcelona appear to be willing to sell.
Arsenal are one team to be linked with the Spanish international, though it is believed Chelsea and Spurs are in for him.
This is according to Relevo journalist Matteo Moretto, who says they are ‘two options on the table for Fati’.
Meanwhile, there is a report from Mundo Deportivo that Fati’s exit can open the door for Atletico Madrid forward Joao Felix’s switch to the Blaugrana.
The report claims that Fati is willing to leave Barcelona due to his lack of minutes under Xavi, which will grant Felix his ‘dream’ of playing for the La Liga giants.
With Fati open to leaving, there is interest from Spurs, Chelsea and Borussia Dortmund, it is added.
Lewandowski is a player who clearly rates Fati. He publicly expressed his desire for Xavi to play more attacking football with Fati or Ferran Torres on the pitch.
“We are Barca and we are expected not only to win, but also to play good attacking football,” the Polish striker said.
‘”Lately that has not been as it should be, so we have been fighting to create more chances in matches.
“When we see Ferran or Ansu come on, two players who go forward, we create more chances. Sometimes we don’t play with enough attacking players, I don’t have support…so I look for the best solution to the team.”