In a surprising twist, Barcelona’s young hopeful Ansu Fati faces a new adventure across the Channel. The 20-year-old forward has said goodbye to the Camp Nou for at least the rest of this season as he is on loan at Brighton until June 2024.
This decision, driven by a desire for more playing time and a more prominent role, marks a significant chapter in the career of this talented player.
Ansu Fati will be a new Brighton player
The special thing about this step is the lack of a purchase option in the loan agreement. Brighton have only secured Ansu Fati’s services on a temporary basis until the summer of 2024. In addition, a significant part of the player’s salary is paid by the English club. Talks are progressing swiftly with the trip to the south coast booked for Thursday, underscoring Brighton’s desire to finalize the deal as soon as possible.
Ansu Fati, who initially expressed reluctance to leave Barcelona, has listened to the advice of those around him who have urged him to change scenery in search of more playing time. In the three La Liga games played so far, the Spain international has not started a single game and has only played 47 minutes. Despite Raphinha being suspended for two games, Fati was not in the starting XI as Xavi opted for 16-year-old Lamine Yamal, for example.
That low profile and the isolation he would be doomed to during the season has made him reflect on the offers that had come in for him in the last few days of the market. And finally he has settled on Brighton where he hopes to play a more prominent role and become a standout player under Roberto de Zerbi’s management