Man Utd prepare ‘dizzying’ bid for Barca wonderkid; €100m rejected

Date published: Thursday 11th June 2020 11:28 - Will Ford

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Manchester United are reportedly ready to reach “dizzying figures” to lure Ansu Fati away from Barcelona.

The 17-year-old has featured fairly prominently for Barca this campaign, making 23 appearances, scoring five goals and providing one assist for his team-mates.

The Spanish teenager has emerged as one of the hottest prospects in world football during his breakthrough season at the Camp Nou with Borussia Dortmund linked with a move.

Earlier this week, it was reported that an initial bid of €100m was rejected by Barcelona, and Sport (via Sport Witness) now claim Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side are “serious” about signing Fati and are therefore willing to increase their offer.

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United will likely have to meet Fati’s current buyout clause, which sits at €170m – a remarkable sum of money for United to stump up for a teenager who is relatively unproven at the highest level.

And Barcelona’s current stance is that the player is “non-transferable”, and are looking to tie him to a new deal, which would see his wages increase and his buyout clause increased to €400m.


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