Barcelona have now reached a ‘total agreement’ with Ansu Fati over a new contract.
Fati’s current deal is set to run out next summer, but Barca always had a failsafe due to their two-year option.
Built into the striker’s last contract was a club option of two years, allowing them to unilaterally extend the deal.
But that’s not something Barca wanted to do, keen to tie the striker down long-term and with improved terms.
And following his recovery from an 11-month injury, the Catalan club pushed on with talks.
In fact, club chief Mateu Alemany was recently in Portugal to meet Fati’s agent, Jorge Mendes.
And according to Sport, a ‘total agreement’ has now been reached and the official announcement will follow on Thursday.
It’s reported that Fati will sign a deal up until 2027, covering the rest of this season and five more after that.
The agreement is a huge boost for Barca ahead of this weekend’s Clásico this weekend when Fati is likely to start.
The 18-year-old has already scored twice in four appearances since his return from his long-term injury.