Man United submit £89m bid for 17-year-old FC Barcelona starlet – report

Manchester United have made an offer of £89m to sign FC Barcelona winger Ansu Fati, according to a report in Spain

Transfer Agent
By Transfer Agent
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (Photo: Screengrab)

Manchester United have submitted an £89m bid to sign FC Barcelona winger Ansu Fati, according to a report in Spain.

Spanish media outlet Sport, as quoted by Metro, is reporting that Manchester United consider the 17-year-old as a potential alternative to Borussia Dortmund forward Jadon Sancho.

The same article states that FC Barcelona won’t sell Fati for less than his contract release clause of £151.5m, such is the high regard that the teenager is held in.

According to the same story, Mendes, acting on behalf of Manchester United, tried to get FC Barcelona to drop their price but the La Liga giants refused to negotiate.

The report continues by saying that the Spanish side believe that Fati has a bright future at Camp Nou after breaking into the FC Barcelona team under Ernesto Valverde.

Fati has scored five goals in 24 games in all competitions during the 2020-21 La Liga season after making his debut in a 5-2 victory over Real Betis back in August.

The 5ft 10ins winger has been at FC Barcelona since 2012 when he moved to the Catalan side’s academy from Sevilla.

Fati is a regular in Spain’s Under-21 set up since being granted Spanish citizenship last year.

Manchester United are in fifth position in the Premier League table ahead of their return to action against Tottenham Hotspur on Friday 19 June.

MORE: Latest Manchester United news and views

MORE: Football transfer rumours and gossip

David De Gea
Jamie Carragher: Man United need to worry about this player
Michael Owen
Michael Owen states his prediction for Man United v Southampton
Mikel Arteta (Photo: Arsenal Media / Screengrab)
Arsenal in talks with Real Madrid about loan deal for Dani Ceballos – report
David De Gea
Jamie Carragher: Man United need to worry about this player
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Man United in ‘pole position’ to sign 23-year-old ahead of Chelsea FC – report
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Sky Sports pundit states his prediction for Man United v Southampton
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Michael Owen
Michael Owen states his prediction for Man United v Southampton
Mikel Arteta (Photo: Arsenal Media / Screengrab)
Arsenal in talks with Real Madrid about loan deal for Dani Ceballos – report
Gary Lineker
Gary Lineker reacts to Andy Robertson’s goal in Liverpool FC’s 1-1 draw with Burnley