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Ansu Fati’s father met with Barcelona to discuss game-time, not sale

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Earlier today, Ansu Fati’s father, Bori Fati, met with Barcelona directors Jordi Cruyff and Mateu Alemany. The discussions were said to have lasted close to an hour.

Given that the 20-year-old has not been a regular this season and the fact that the Catalans need to make sales in the summer, the meeting led to speculations that the youngster’s future was the topic of discussion.

However, Helena Condis has come up with a fresh update on the matter, stating that the meeting took place because Ansu Fati’s father had concerns about his limited game time this season and that the topic of a summer exit was not touched.

While Fati has played 38 times across all competitions this term, only 11 have been from the start, with Xavi not putting his total faith in the 20-year-old forward.

Fati is currently behind Robert Lewandowski, Ousmane Dembele, Raphinha, Gavi, and Ferran Torres in the pecking order, even though he has put his fitness troubles in the rear.

Given the situation, Fati was not called up by new Spain manager Luis de la Fuente for the UEFA Euro 2024 Qualifiers going on currently.

Naturally, the player’s entourage has some concerns and his father met with Alemany and Cruyff to relay the same during today’s meeting.

And, as per the report, Alemany told the youngster’s father that Barcelona continue to count on the La Masia graduate and the lack of game-time comes down to a technical decision made by manager Xavi Hernandez.

Fati signed a new contract with Barcelona in 2021, committing his future to the club until the summer of 2027.

While a summer exit might not have been discussed in today’s meeting, his agent, Jorge Mendes, is understood to have already offered him to clubs in the Premier League.

And in case his situation does not turn around, Barcelona, too, could consider sanctioning a sale, given their desperate need to generate revenue.

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