Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman spilled the team confirming the rumors that Ansu Fati is close to accepting a new contract with the Blaugrana are true. The Catalans are thought to have been focused on giving out big agreements to their most promising players, with a rebuild well underway, following a loss of their star player Lionel Messi in pre-season as he completed a football transfer to PSG.
Ansu Fati is close to signing a new long-term contract stated Ronald Koeman, who is under pressure at Barca. In recent days, with his agent Jorge Mendes reportedly refusing to include a €1 billion release option in his contract, media conjecture stated that their aspirations of renewing Fati’s contract had encountered a stumbling block.
Such a condition proved to be no impediment to guaranteeing Pedri’s future, and the news stories were immediately debunked, with reporting on Tuesday that a contract had been reached “in principle” with Fati and Mendes.
With Koeman easing him back, he has already scored twice in just 94 minutes of La Liga action this season. Wearing Messi’s former number 10 shirt he looks likely to lead Barca for at least the next five years.
“It’s true that they are close [to an agreement],” Koeman told reporters ahead of Wednesday’s Champions League clash with Dynamo Kyiv. “It’s very important news. He’s a young player with a lot of quality. He’s one of those who should shape the future of this club.”