- Ansu Fati has been tipped as a formidable replacement for ageing Lionel Messi
- Barcelona are preparing ahead of the resumption of the new La Liga season
- Fati has suffered a contusion and could be ruled out of their season opener
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Ansu Fati could miss Barcelona’s season opener after the youngster suffered contusion to his right hip during training, as the club also confirms the incident.
His preparation for the new season has been disrupted by a hip injury, having returned to Barcelona after international duty.
The incident occurred during training on Friday morning, September 11, ahead of the resumption of the 2020/2020 La Liga season.
"He is out and his recovery will determine his availability," confirmed Barca in a statement that the player suffered contusion.
Barca are due to begin their league campaign on the weekend of September 26/27 at home to Villarreal, with Fati likely to receive a bigger role under new head coach Ronald Koeman this season.
And this is coming barely four days that he wrote his name in the history books of Spain as he became the country's youngest scorer during their 4-0 win over Ukraine in the Nations League.
The 17-year-old was a pain in the neck on the Ukrainian defence as he made series of impressive dribbles.
The Barcelona star who has been tipped to replace Lionel Messi at the Camp Nou won a penalty after he was brought down in the box as Sergio Ramos converted the spot-kick.
Fati deservedly got his goal and it was an exquisite finish from the youngster after cutting in from the left-wing and unleashed a shot into the goalkeeper's left-hand corner to make it 3-0 in a match which ended 4-0.
Spain now go top of Group A4 as Germany slipped to third after being held by a 1-1 draw by Switzerland.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Barcelona have launched what the club describe as urgent operation looking to clear out twelve players in a bid to get funds to bring in at least three new players.
Among the players expected to leave the club include Luis Suarez, Samuel and Martin Braithwaite who according to reports are now surplus to the squad.
Barcelona need cash to bring in a strong midfielder and a forward as well as a left footed center-back after they finally resolved their saga with Lionel Messi.
And Suarez has been told to train alone by new manager Ronald Koeman ahead of his rumoured switch to Italian giants Juventus.
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