The news is massive for the Catalan club, who are at a low ebb at the moment in both a sporting and a financial sense. Retaining Fati for the long-term shortly after doing the same with Pedri is real cause for optimism amongst supporters.
Fati inherited Lionel Messi’s number ten shirt when the Argentine left for Paris Saint-Germain at the end of the summer, and is hailed as one of the most exciting players in the European game.
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) October 20, 2021
Still just 18, the Spanish international has a market value of €60m according to Transfermarkt and has contributed directly to three goals – two he scored himself, one he assisted – in the three games he’s played in La Liga so far this season.
Fati has only just returned from injury after close to a year out and several operations. To go with his incredible talent, he’s also displayed mental fortitude. The sky’s the limit for him.