Fati faces critical summer under new Barcelona boss Hansi Flick

Ansu Fati, once hailed as Barcelona’s next prodigious talent, finds himself at a critical juncture in his career with new Blaugrana manager Hansi Flick. After a string of injuries and a disappointing loan stint at Brighton, the teenage forward’s future at Barcelona is uncertain. Fati will have one last chance to show himself in the pre-season with Flick making the decisions.

The 21-year-old’s trajectory over the past two to three years has been marred by consistent injury problems, significantly hindering his progress. His numerous absences from the Blaugrana have stopped him from becoming a regular starter despite early glimpses of excellence.

His recent stint at Brighton did little to revive his reputation, as he managed just four goals and one assist in 30 appearances. He suffered another injury that kept him out for three months.

What does Hansi Flick’s arrival mean for Fati?

The appointment of Hansi Flick, replacing Xavi Hernandez, brings a new dynamic to Barcelona’s squad. According to reports from Sport, Flick is willing to give Fati a chance to impress during pre-season. This period will be crucial for the young player, as he must demonstrate that he has overcome his injury woes and can contribute effectively to the team.

Fati’s determination to succeed at Barcelona remains unwavering. “Since I arrived here when I was 10 years old, my dream is to succeed at Barca”, he told Mundo Deportivo. “These last few years have not been easy, but it is part of football. I am 21 years old, and I have to continue growing, but I have the hope of being able to return all the love I receive from the culés.”

Despite Flick’s willingness to assess Fati, the club’s stance on his future is less optimistic. Sport’s report adds that Barcelona are keen to sell him if a suitable offer arises, though they acknowledge that only clubs in Saudi Arabia might meet their valuation.

Given his diminished market value, the Blaugrana are…


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Author : Martina Alcheva

Publish date : 2024-06-07 14:33:34

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