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Potential Ansu Fati Next Clubs

Dumitru Palanchuk
Dumitru Palanchuk
30 August 2023, 13:55

In the final days of the transfer market news broke that Ansu Fati is pushing for an exit from Barcelona. The 20-year-old forward is said to be unhappy with the amount of playing minutes he’s been getting under Xavi and wants a chance to re-launch his career after the serious knee injuries he suffered between in 2020 and 2021 which have apparently set back his progress. Fati made 51 appearances for Blaugrana last term, but only 14 of them were from the start.

As per reports in Spain, the Catalans are open to letting Ansu Fati leave on loan, although the interested club would have to cover his salary in full. Barcelona were open to a permanent transfer in the past but have had a change of heart and want to remain in control of his future.

List of Potential Ansu Fati Next Clubs

Rumour has it that Ansu Fati is most interested in a move to the Premier League, with several teams interested. However, it is not excluded that Ansu Fati’s next club will be in La Liga.

Tottenham Hotspur

Tottenham Hotspur appears to be the club with the biggest chances of landing Ansu Fati in the final days of the transfer window. Spurs sold their long-time captain and main goalscorer Harry Kane to Bayern Munich earlier this summer and the back-up option, Richarlison, has not convinced in the first weeks of the season.

The only issue here might be that, while Ansu Fati can play as a striker, the 20-year-old feels most comfortable on the left wing. However, he may have a place in the squad if Heungmin Son is shifted to the striker position and the Spaniard takes his spot on the flank. 

Spurs will not be playing European football this season, but the team is starting an interesting project under new coach Ange Postecoglou, which may attract the forward.

Chelsea

It’s been claimed that Ansu’s agent, Jorge Mendes, has offered the forward to Chelsea but there has been no response from the Blues so far. However, it is known that the London club had Fati on the radar in the previous years.

Chelsea are without European football too, and they also have a new manager in Mauricio Pochettino. Unlike at Spurs, though, it will be easier for the player to win a place in the starting XI if Chelsea becomes Ansu Fati’s next club.

The spot on the left wing seems to be vacant as Pochettino does not trust Mikhaylo Mudryk too much and has preferred playing midfielder Carney Chukwuemeka out of position ahead of him. Thus, the 20-year-old has a good chance to become a regular starter at Stamford Bridge.

Liverpool

Liverpool is another club that was interested in Ansu Fati, especially his pre-injury version when he was setting new goalscoring records at Barcelona. That interest cooled over time, and the Reds brought in other left wingers like Luis Diaz and Cody Gakpo. However, it’s believed that Liverpool may be back in the picture if Mohamed Salah complets a last-hour move to Saudi Arabia.

Ansu Fati should be open to a transfer to Anfield – Europa League, Premier League football and Jurgen Klopp as your coach make for a solid argument in favour. If Salah ends up staying, though, it is difficult to imagine the Reds making a move for the 20-year-old as they have enough forwards for now; it is a defensive midfielder that they need at the moment.

Atletico Madrid

The first non-English club on the list of potential Ansu Fati next clubs is Atletico Madrid. A few years ago it would have been difficult to imagine a top attacker at Barcelona willing to join Diego Simeone’s team, but the Rojiblancos have been changing their approach recently and are now a much more offensive, possession-based side. With Champions League football and a chance for the La Liga title in addition, it is understood that Fati would consider a move to Barcelona’s league rivals.

It’s not known if Atletico need new players in attack at the moment as they already have Antoine Griezmann, Alvaro Morata and Memphis Depay competing for two starting spots. The Dutchman suffered an injury in the latest match but it does not appear serious. Atletico may only opt for Ansu Fati’s signing if they lose Yannick Fereira-Carrasco, who’s been a fixed starter on the left.

Sevilla

Not the most straightforward option for Ansu Fati to continue his career but that is only if you don’t take into account two important factors. First, the Spain international spent two years at Sevilla’s academy before moving to La Masia in 2012. And second, Ansu’s father is reportedly pushing for this option as he is a fan of the club.

Sevilla would offer Ansu Fati regular playing time on the left after the departure of Lucas Ocampos to Fulham as well as a chance to play in the Champions League. However, Jose Luis Mendilibar’s team has had a terrible start to the 2023/24 league campaign as they sit dead-last following three straight losses. Besides, the club may not be able to afford the youngster’s salary.