Ansu Fati not leaving Barcelona on loan – father

The father of Barcelona teenage star Ansu Fati has confirmed his son has no plans of leaving the club on loan this January.

It comes after the Catalan giants confirmed the teenager has signed a new contract through until 2022 with an improved release clause.

The 17-year-old forward, who is the youngest player to score for Barcelona in La Liga, will remain with the Catalan giants through until June 2022 – renewing his previous deal by two years.

Fati's release clause has been increased from €100m to €170m and is set to rise to €400m when the teenager signs a pro contract as a full-time member of the club’s first team squad.

“Why would he leave in this window? He is youthful and he is training with Barça, learning from the best,” Bori Fati told Cadena Cope.

“He is very happy; he cannot ask for more from Barça. He knows that he is youthful and that he cannot come down.”

Fati – born in Guinea Bissau, who now has Spanish nationality and also qualifies to represent Portugal – scored and assisted on his first start for the Blaugrana in their 5-2 win over Valencia in September and his level of performance has generated a great level of excitement.

Fati has also become a Spain Under-21 international in recent months after his nationality papers were processed.

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