Ansu Fati: Barcelona youngster signs long-term contract with astonishing £367m buy-out clause
- Ansu Fati became Barcelona’s youngest player having made his debut at age 16 years and 298 days
- The 17-year-old made an impressive 24 appearances in the La Liga last season
- He has been rewarded with an extended contract at the Catalan club
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Ansu Fati has signed a fresh deal at Catalan club Barcelona for him to remain at the club until 2024 with an astonishing £367m buy-out clause etched in the contract.
The 17-year-old who has just been officially promoted to the first team has agreed to remain with the Blaugrana until 2024.
He agreed a fresh two-year deal on his existing contract which should expire in 2022, while his release clause was also increased by £211m.
Fati has also been handed No.22 shirt that has been vacated by Arturo Vidal who has left the club to join Italian club Inter Milan.
The teenager had an impressive impact at the club last season as he made 24 La Liga appearances in total.
He became the club's second youngest player when he made his debut last August at the age of 16 years and 298 days.
Fati then announced himself as the club's youngest ever scorer just six days later.
The records continued to tumble and last September he became the youngest player in La Liga history to score and assist in the same game. He has committed his future to the club.
However, Luis Suarez has officially joined Spanish club Atletico Madrid after the Uruguayan star was told by new Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman than he is not in his plans.
Koeman replaced sacked manager Quique Setién and he has been mandated by the club owners to ensure the club’s wage bill is reduced - and some players will need to leave.
Despite Suarez scoring at least 20 goals for the club in each of his six seasons since his arrival, the former Liverpool striker had his contract terminated at the Catalan club.
He joins Atletico on a two year deal and will hope to impress for the Diego Simeone tutored side.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Barcelona are reportedly planning to offload most of their players after their disappointing last season.
Reports claim Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu is planning a mass clear-out with just four players listed to be retained.
Only the captain Lionel Messi, Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Clement Lenglet, and Frenkie de Jong are the players to have escaped the mass sacking.
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