There are concerns at Barcelona over the management of teenage attacking star Ansu Fati and his lack of regular football.
That is according to a report in Cadena Ser, which highlights how the 17-year-old has played in just 98 minutes across the last five matches for Barcelona and that is not enough for a player at his stage of development.
It is claimed that there are coaches within the club who believes he should be playing a part in first-team football most weeks, and if he cannot attain this through the first-team then he should be playing for the club’s B side.
The Catalan giants confirmed in December that the teenager had signed a new contract through until 2022 with an improved release clause amid a fast start to life in the first-team.
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 – 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.