Borussia Dortmund want to sign Barcelona teenage star Ansu Fati and see him as an ideal replacement for Jadon Sancho.
That is according to a report in Diario Sport, which claims Dortmund are resigned to losing Sancho and believe the teenager fits the precise profile to replace him – while he would fit their scheme of developing young players at a high level.
The Catalan giants confirmed in December that Fati 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.