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Manchester United attempted to activate Ansu Fati’s €170m release clause

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Manchester United wanted to sign Barcelona star winger Ansu Fati early in September, and bid €150 million for the 17-year-old. However, Barcelona rejected the bid and told the Red’s that the player is not for sale.

According to Sport, Manchester United then attempted to activate Ansu Fati’s release clause of €170 million, but they were told that the player’s clause rose to €400 million with his first-team promotion.

“It’s a dream come true for any kid that comes from La Masia, I am really happy. My family are too. And now I have to continue working like always to keep on improving.”

Ansu Fati about his promotion

His contract will now automatically extend until 2024 once he becomes 18-years-old on October 31. The Catalan club might even want to increase the €400m clause, because who knows what the market will be like in four seasons?

Source: Sport via Tribuna

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Official: Barcelona confirm Pedri muscular injury

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All victories come with a cost and Barcelona’s great triumph over Sevilla is no exception. Sadly, the Catalans’ young prodigy, Pedri, had to leave the pitch in the second half of the clash and now, the club has officially confirmed that the 18-year-old had sustained a muscular injury.

As of right now, however, we still don’t know how serious it is and we’ll have to wait for further information, which is most likely to arrive tomorrow. Unfortunately, the early speculations are not good as it seems Pedri could indeed be out of commission for a couple of weeks at least.

Needless to say, that’s a huge hit for Barcelona since the schedule is unrelenting. Soon, it will be time to face Sevilla again in the Copa del Rey and also Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League. Doing so without Pedri could indeed be troublesome.

But we also have to wonder how did it come to this injury. The 18-year-old is a key member of the squad so it’s understandable Ronald Koeman would want him to play all the time.

However, that might be the very crux of the problem too. With so little rest in-between the games, it was just a matter of time before Pedri’s body could take no more.

Still, not all is lost and he should be back in time to help Barcelona finish the season strong. And besides, now the youngster can finally get some well-deserved rest.

Hopefully the team can manage without him for a short period of time.

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