Barcelona rejects Arsenal’s offer for Ansu Fati
Barcelona and Ansu Fati have agreed that the academy player will stay at Barcelona for the 2023-24 season despite interest from a number of big clubs. Arsenal are the latest of these. The Gunners put an offer on the table, which was not enough to convince the Catalan giants.
Ansu Fati, who has failed to get playing time in their ranks despite having recovered from knee problems, has attracted interest from Paris Saint-Germain and Arsenal, as well as other top European clubs, but he prefers to remain in Barcelona.
‘Sport’ reports the most recent chapter of this transfer saga, which mentions a lucrative offer from the Gunners that the Camp Nou offices saw with very good eyes. The thing is that the player has made it clear to both the English and the rest of his suitors that he prefers to continue wearing the blue and white jersey.
He has set himself the challenge that the 23/24 campaign will be the one in which he will be at his best, one for which the fans have been waiting for several years, fed up with every injury that has hampered the potential ‘crack’.
Joan Laporta’s top brass have given the go-ahead to his wish, which Jorge Mendes has also granted, so unless there is a change of course in the coming weeks, the winger will stay. He has already come off the bench in friendlies against Arsenal – just one of the teams that want him – Real Madrid and Milan, scoring a goal nine minutes after coming on to the pitch to help his side to victory against the ‘Rossoneri’.