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Ansu Fati on replacing Lionel Messi as Barcelona's No. 10: It's an extra motivation, no pressure

Posted Friday, October 22, 2021 by ESPN47 hits

Barcelona teenager Ansu Fati has said wearing the No. 10 jersey after club legend Lionel Messi does not bring additional pressure. The Spain international spoke about following in Messi's footsteps after he signed a contract extension with Barca until 2027 with his release clause rising to €1 billion ($1.16 billion). "It's true that the No. 10 jersey has been worn by Leo [Messi] and ma...Full Story »

Ansu Fati signs long-term Barcelona contract through 2027, includes €1 billion release clause

Posted Thursday, October 21, 2021 by ESPN60 hits

Barcelona's teenage forward Ansu Fati has signed a new contract until 2027 with his release clause rising to €1 billion ($1.16 billion), the Catalan club have confirmed. Ansu's previous deal was due to expire at the end of the season and sources told ESPN that his agent, Jorge Mendes, had fielded calls from some of Europe's biggest teams. From Jan. 1, Ansu would have been free to speak t...Full Story »

Man City eyed Ansu Fati deal but had to give attacker to Barcelona in return

Posted Sunday, September 26, 2021 by hits

Manchester City reportedly looked to sign Barcelona starlet Ansu Fati this summer by offering Raheem Sterling in a swap deal. The 18-year-old Spaniard is one Europe’s most highly-sought talents and had been taking La Liga by storm before his meniscus injury last year. And it has been reported that City manager Pep Guardiola was looking to bring the mercurial winger to the Etihad in a rai...Full Story »

Barcelona give Ansu Fati No. 10 shirt after Lionel Messi's departure

Posted Thursday, September 02, 2021 by ESPN42 hits

Ansu Fati has been given the No. 10 shirt at Barcelona after it was vacated by Lionel Messi's move to Paris Saint-Germain earlier in the summer, the club confirmed Wednesday. Sources told ESPN that Barca had considered leaving the number unused for the 2021-22 season, but LaLiga rules that first-team players must wear numbers 1-25 made that difficult. Ansu, who returned to training recently ...Full Story »

Koeman talks Memphis, De Jong and Ansu Fati ahead of Real Sociedad clash

Posted Sunday, August 15, 2021 by barcablaugranes42 hits

Ronald Koeman has been talking to the press ahead of Barcelona’s first game of the new La Liga season on Sunday against Real Sociedad at the Camp Nou. The Dutchman spoke about playing in front of fans, Lionel Messi’s departure and offered an update on a number of first-team players. Here, as usual, are the best bits: Koeman on playing Real Sociedad in front of fans We are reall...Full Story »

Man Utd manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to be honoured with statue in hometown of Kristiansund with £53k raised by locals

Posted Friday, April 30, 2021 by hits

OLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER will be honoured with a statue in his hometown. And the bust is being funded by locals who have already raised £53,000. Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is set to have a new statue made of himCredit: PA The bust - different from the one pictured - will be erected in his hometown of Kristiansund As reported by local paper Tidens Krav, the Solskjaer statue ...Full Story »

Roma coach Fonseca blames fatigue for Man Utd collapse

Posted Friday, April 30, 2021 by Tribalfootball.com64 hits

Roma coach Paulo Fonseca blamed fatigue and injuries on their 6-2 defeat to Manchester United. Roma were 2-1 ahead before collapsing in the first-leg of their Europa League semifinal at Old Trafford. "It's a heavy defeat, obviously. I think we had a good first half, but didn't hold out in the second," Fonseca told Sky Italia. "We lost three players and had no more substitutions. Amadou Diaw...Full Story »

Transfer news and rumours LIVE: Man Utd's €150m Fati bid denied by Barca

Posted Saturday, February 20, 2021 by Goal.com135 hits

FC Cincy pursuing ScottFC Cincinnati is looking to sign American midfielder Kyle Scott from Newcastle, according to the Post Cincy. Scott joined Newcastle from Chelsea in 2019 but has not yet made a senior appearance for the club. The midfielder previously spent time on loan with Dutch side Telstar where he scored two goals in 14 appearances after making one first-team appearance for Chelsea...Full Story »

Chelsea already feeling festive fatigue following Wolves defeat – Frank Lampard

Posted Wednesday, December 16, 2020 by PA30 hits

Boss Frank Lampard was disappointed his Chelsea players dropped their standards for the second time in four days to suffer a last-gasp Premier League defeat at Wolves.Pedro Neto struck in the fifth minute of stoppage time to claim a 2-1 comeback win for the hosts.Olivier Giroud opened the scoring for the visitors four minutes after the break before Daniel Podence’s deflected effort pulled ...Full Story »

Swansea boss Steve Cooper to monitor fatigue levels ahead of Luton visit

Posted Friday, December 04, 2020 by PA40 hits

Swansea boss Steve Cooper will monitor his squad’s fatigue levels before Luton visit the Liberty Stadium.The Swans have spent the last week on the road with Wednesday’s 2-1 defeat at Middlesbrough coming on the back of a 1-0 win against Nottingham Forest on Sunday.Cooper says there are “tired legs all over the place” and is set to rotate his squad with Jake Bidwell, Kyle ...Full Story »

Ansu Fati will be out for four months

Posted Tuesday, November 10, 2020 by Marca.com77 hits

Barcelona had seen Ansu Fati's continued development as one of the truly bright spots of the 2020/21 season to this point, yet Ronald Koeman will now be without his young talisman for a period of around four months. A meniscus injury suffered in Saturday's clash with Real Betis has left the teenager facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines, with Barcelona stating that it will take approximatel...Full Story »

Barcelona's Ansu Fati suffers torn meniscus, could be out months

Posted Sunday, November 08, 2020 by ESPN46 hits

Barcelona could be without Ansu Fati for the next two months, if not longer, after he injured his knee in Saturday's 5-2 win against Real Betis. Fati, 18, was taken off at half-time against Betis and Barca have since confirmed that "he has an internal meniscus tear in his left knee." Sources have told ESPN it is too early to tell how serious the injury is but in the best-case scenario the clu...Full Story »

Transfer news and rumours LIVE: Barcelona reject Man Utd's mammoth Fati bid

Posted Tuesday, September 29, 2020 by Goal.com164 hits

Socceroos winger Hrustic signs with Frankfurt Australian international Ajdin Hrustic has signed a three-year deal with Bundesliga side Eintracht Frankfurt. The Germans confirmed the transfer via their official website on Monday, with the 24-year-old joining from Dutch Eredivisie side Groningen. Hrustic has three caps for the Socceroos. Barca turned down Man Utd's mammoth Fati bid Barcelona ...Full Story »

Lionel Messi and Ansu Fati on target as Barca start LaLiga season with easy win

Posted Monday, September 28, 2020 by PA74 hits

Lionel Messi scored a penalty and Ansu Fati notched a quickfire brace as Ronald Koeman’s Barcelona opened their LaLiga campaign by thumping Villarreal 4-0 at the Nou Camp.Messi – making his first competitive appearance since informing Barca in August that he wanted to leave, then subsequently deciding to remain for this season – converted a penalty in the 35th minute to put the...Full Story »

Messi tipped to sign two-year contract at Barcelona as Rivaldo backs Fati to be Argentine’s heir

Posted Sunday, September 27, 2020 by Goal.com107 hits

Lionel Messi could complete his U-turn at Barcelona by signing a new two-year contract with the club, claims Rivaldo. The disgruntled Argentine aired a desire to leave Camp Nou on the back of a disappointing end to the 2019-20 campaign. His route to the exits was eventually blocked, leading the six-time Ballon d’Or winner to reveal to Goal that he will be honouring the final 12 months ...Full Story »

Transfer news and rumours LIVE: Fati swaps Messi's brother for Ronaldo's agent

Posted Thursday, August 20, 2020 by Goal.com179 hits

Lazio set to sign €18m MuriqiFenerbahce striker Vedat Muriqi is poised to line up for Lazio next season after an €18 million (£16m/$21m) deal was agreed, reports TRT Spor. Muriqi will reportedly sign a five-year deal with Lazio after scoring 17 goals across 36 games last season in Turkey. Rogic to trade Celtic for QatarCeltic midfielder Tom Rogic is close to sealing a move ...Full Story »

Man Utd told to smash world transfer record to land Barcelona ace Ansu Fati

Posted Sunday, June 21, 2020 by hits

Man Utd have been told they will need to fork out £350m for Ansu Fati (Image: GETTY) Manchester United have been warned they will need to smash the transfer record to land the Barcelona youngster. Manchester United have been told that they will need to smash the world record and pay-out an eye-watering £355 million if they want to land Barcelona wonderkid Ansu Fati. United are tracki...Full Story »

Transfer news and rumours LIVE: Juventus request Fati in Pjanic swap deal

Posted Sunday, May 31, 2020 by Goal.com101 hits

Ighalo's future depends on Super League restart Odion Ighalo's chances of staying at Manchester United hangs on the date China's top flight resumes action, claims the Mirror. Currently on loan from Shanghai Shenhua, Ighalo could be allowed to stay in England if, as now expected, the Super League's beginning is delayed beyond an initial projected start date of late June or early July. Swans...Full Story »

Ansu Fati joins the 'No home without food' campaign

Posted Thursday, May 28, 2020 by Marca.com63 hits

Barcelona forward Ansu Fati announced on Wednesday that he has joined the solidarity campaign 'No home without food', an initiative that was born with the aim of helping families in need due to the coronavirus crisis. Big names in culture, sport and gastronomy have joined forces to help food banks, and Ansu Fati accepted the 'challenge' set to him by Maria Jesus Catala, CaixaBank's territoria...Full Story »

Ansu Fati scores a brace in Barcelona’s win over Levante

Posted Monday, February 03, 2020 by PA89 hits

Barcelona boss Quique Setin said Ansu Fati has great potential after the teenager’s two goals secured victory against Levante.Fati’s quick-fire double helped Setin’s side to a 2-1 victory at the Nou Camp on Sunday night as the reigning champions moved back to within three points of LaLiga leaders Real Madrid.Lionel Messi was the architect of both goals. A superb defence-splitti...Full Story »

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