Jubilation As Lionel Messi’s Heir Signs New Long Term Deal With Barcelona

Jubilation As Lionel Messi’s Heir Signs New Long Term Deal With Barcelona

  • Ansu Fati has committed his future to Barcelona despite being linked away from Camp Nou recently
  • The Spanish footballer inherited Lionel Messi's jersey number 10 after returning from a long injury layoff
  • Deservedly so, he has found the back of the net twice in three La Liga appearances while also assisting another goal in the process

Barcelona fans would be delighted to read that Ansu Fati has committed his future to the club until the summer of 2027.

The 18-year-old attacker who was recently handed Lionel Messi's number 10 jersey signed a new six year deal days before their first El Clasico this season.

Having sealed a long term deal for the Spanish football star, the Catalans immediately included a €1 billion buyout clause in his contract.

Jubilation As Lionel Messi’s Heir Signs New Long Term Deal With Barcelona
Barcelona number 10 Ansu Fati before Champions League clash against Dynamo Kyiv earlier today. Photo by Pedro Salado/Quality Sport Images
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The youngster would be expected to lead his side's attack when they clash against their bitter rival Real Madrid this weekend as he was rested in the first half of their Champions League game against Dynamo Kyiv.

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Information on Barca's website reveal that the forward will sign the contract on Thursday, October 21, formalising the deal that has already been agreed by both parties.

According to Daily Mail, the youngster's current deal was due to expire at the end of this season but the La Liga club was already considering with some controversy over whether it included an automatic renewal until 2024 or not.

Meanwhile, despite recently returning from a long injury layoff, Fati has already scored two goals in three La Liga appearances so far this campaign.

How's Ansu Fati performing according to stats?

Legit.ng earlier reported that stats have shown that Spanish lad Ansu Fati is outperforming Barcelona legend Lionel Messi at about the same age according to SunSport.

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The youngster already has a far superior goals-per-minute ratio than what Messi had at about the same age when he also started his professional career.

Fati currently has an average goal every 143.6 minutes far better than Messi's 233 in 2004. It was gathered that Messi made nine appearances for the Barcelona first team before he clocked 17, and despite playing full 90 minutes in the games, he could only manage just one goal.

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