Arsenal eyeing summer swoop for Barcelona star Ansu Fati

By on March 20, 2023

Ansu Fati

Arsenal are reportedly eyeing a summer swoop for Barcelona forward Ansu Fati, as per the transfer insider Dean Jones.

The 20-year-old was deemed one of the best young talents in world football a few years ago. It was even thought that he would become Lionel Messi’s successor at Camp Nou and with the view of that he was handed the Blaugrana’s number 10 shirt following the Argentine maestro’s departure.

However, injury issues have completely spoiled the pathway of his growth and he has now been struggling to find game time at the Catalan club, accumulating only nine La Liga starts so far this term.

So, speculation surrounding his future continues to grow ahead of the summer window. And writing on GiveMeSport, Jones has claimed that Arsenal are an audacious move to sign Fati in order to give him a fresh challenge at the Emirates Stadium.

However, the journalist states that signing the Spanish international won’t be a walk in the park for the Premier League leaders as English rivals Manchester United, Liverpool and Newcastle United are also lining up a move for him.

Fati to Arsenal

It has been suggested that Barcelona are looking to sell some of their assets to balance the books amid their financial difficulties and Fati – who earns almost £234,000 per-week – could be shown the exit door to get his huge wage bill off the books.

Arsenal are reportedly looking to strengthen their front line for next season and Fati could be a useful addition. The Spaniard is an extremely talented player and still has plenty of time on his side to reach his full potential.

However, purchasing the forward permanently might not be the right move for Arsenal this summer. Barcelona reportedly want a fee of more than £50m to let him leave and investing that much money for the attacker would be a risk considering his injury issues.

Also, he wouldn’t be a guaranteed starter and Arteta wants to strengthen his midfield so Arsenal should prioritise their funds for that department.

Therefore, only a loan move makes sense for Mikel Arteta’s side in the summer and after assessing the forward’s performance for a whole season closely it would be better to determine whether it is worth investing the reported £50m fees to sign Fati.

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