Ansu Fati, the young winger for FC Barcelona, has revealed that he almost joined Barcelona’s rival team, Real Madrid, when he was younger. In an interview, Fati stated: “I tried Real Madrid. At that time, the club did not have a residence to house its young players. After discussing it with my father, we decided that Barça was the best option, with La Masia, both for football and for my education.”
Fati, who is only 20 years old, has already made a significant impact in his short time with Barcelona’s first team. He has played a total of 78 matches for the club, scoring 22 goals and assisting on 9 more. His impressive skill and speed on the pitch have made him a key player for Barcelona, and he has already established himself as a fan favorite. Fati has won one trophy so far with the club, the 2020-2021 Spanish Cup.
In addition to his success with Barcelona, Fati has also made a splash on the international stage. He has earned 7 caps for the Spanish national team and has scored 2 goals and 1 assist. 2 of his appearances were as a sub in the 2022 World Cup. His potential as a player has not gone unnoticed, with Transfermarkt currently valuing him at €50 million.
Overall, Fati’s journey to Barcelona has been one of hard work and dedication. His talent and potential have been recognized by both Barcelona and the Spanish national team, and he is well on his way to a successful career in football. It will be exciting to see what the future holds for this promising young player.
He is struggling to cement a starting place in Xavi’s XI at Barcelona, but is still used as a sub in almost every single game this season.