“As I say, from day one I told Jorge Mendes that my first option was to stay and he understood it perfectly. We have been able to reach an agreement and I am happy that the club has trusted me. It may be that I have had offers from outside, but I have always been clear about it“These were the words with which Ansu Fati He made it clear that he received offers to leave FC Barcelona, but that he was always clear that his only wish was to continue.
Joan Laporta confirmed shortly after what the attacker said and also acknowledged the same. “There were big clubs behind and it was better not to prolong it any longer,” said the president in reference to the announcement of the renewal of the Hispano-Guinean. Not long after, the press came out that the three clubs that went for the ’10’They were Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester United and Liverpool.
This Friday, ‘Mundo Deportivo’ further details one of the proposals Ansu received to leave Barcelona. PSG, who since the signing of Neymar Jr is one of Barça’s ‘close enemies’, tempted the forward with a lot of money to leave the team of his life standing. The Parisians wanted the Spanish international not to renew with the Catalans and it was free in the summer of 2022.
For this, according to the aforementioned newspaper, the French offered Jorge Mendes, the agent of the Blaugrana youth squad, 30 million euros of transfer bonus if he arrived with the freedom letter. In addition, they made it clear that Fati would have a world star salary and they sent an offer of 15 million net per year. A brutal offer that would have tempted anyone, but that did not mislead the Guinea-Bissau.
Ansu has been ‘losing’ money
Ansu, as he has stated, always thought that the best thing for him was to stay and did not give importance to money. Although It has not come to light what he will win at Barcelona, it will be much less than what he could have won at the Parc des Princes, since the barcelonistas are not in disposition to pay big salaries right now. The attacker, therefore, has been ‘losing’ money because of his love for the club and because he believes that the best football for him is to stay at the Camp Nou.
PSG wanted Ansu to become the ‘new Mbappé’, since the French could leave the gala entity in 2022 to play for Real Madrid. So they went for the one who could be one of the best strikers in the world for years to come. Unfortunately for them, they did not take into account the footballer’s appreciation for Barça and have ended up being left without the possibility of signing him.