Football can be really cruel at times. Just when Ansu Fati was starting to take matters into his own hands at Barcelona, fate intervened and handed him a serious injury. Now, as the new reports are suggesting, the youngster could be out for multiple months after his operation.
Both papers are focusing on him specifically and Real Madrid’s surprising defeat to Valencia last night. SPORT are saying Fati is having his meniscus operated today and could be out for three months after that.
Surprisingly, the main cover belongs to Madrid’s defeat as they suffer a 4-1 routing at the Mestalla against the Bats. But the interesting thing is that VAR was finally against Los Blancos as the referee awarded three penalties to the home side.
Mundo Deportivo are saying the exact same thing. One part of their cover is dedicated to Fati and his surgery while Madrid are once again the main protagonists.
They, however, state Fati has three different options ahead of him and depending on which medical route he takes from now on, he may be out for a longer or a shorter period of time.
But seeing how serious the injury is, maybe taking the right steps towards recovery, regardless of how long it may take, is crucial for such a young player. He has his whole career ahead of him and we’ve seen that making the wrong decisions in those situations can be quite costly.
Just in: Neymar’s entourage confirms renewal with PSG as he ‘likes the project’
Fabrizio Romano has broken huge news as part of Neymar’s contract situation with Paris Saint-Germain, which all but officially announces that the Brazilian will be staying in France, contrary to what has been reported recently. The report suggests that that he will sign his extension soon, which is bound to include a massive UCL bonus.
Neymar’s entourage have confirmed his decision to stay with the Paris outfit in conversation with France Football, saying, “Neymar wants to stay at PSG. He sees that the club is growing. He likes the project.”
Neymar is expected to sign soon his new contract with Paris Saint-Germain until June 2026, huge UCL bonus confirmed too. His entourage just announced to France Football: “Neymar wants to stay at PSG. He sees that the club is growing. He likes the project”. 🇧🇷 #PSG https://t.co/LMnrpctSkx— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) April 12, 2021
PSG have, in fact, actually enjoyed success in Europe in the recent past. They reached the Champions League final last season, crumbling only to the unstoppable Bayern Munich by a mere one goal to nil. Since then, they have fired Thomas Tuchel, and hired Mauricio Pochettino, who inspired an incredible victory against Bayern in this season’s Champions League quarters. Spearheaded by Neymar and Mbappe, the capital-side hit the defending champions for three goals, conceding two.
Despite their lead in the UCL, they do not have a stronghold on the trophy with the likes of Manchester City, Chelsea, and Real Madrid still in the running. It becomes a lot more problematic when you realise their situation in Ligue 1.
PSG look far from comfortable in the league, which is a shocker to say the least. As it stands, Pochettino’s mean are in second place with 66 points, three adrift of Lille who top the table with one of the most impressive defensive records in Europe.
A season without either of the big trophies might force Neymar to have a change of mind, with the Barcelona project looking much more comprehensive under Joan Laporta. In fact, the new President might look at the Brazilian as the key that will allow Lionel Messi to stay at the club. We do the same rumours annually, so it is only fair if any of these ‘confirmations’ are turned on their head in the coming weeks.