Barcelona reportedly rejected a huge €150m offer for winger Ansu Fati earlier this summer in a bid which could have seen the attacker become the world’s third most expensive footballer in history.
Spain international joined the Catalan giants’ illustrious youth ranks from Sevilla in 2012 and has since gone onto climb his way through the club’s under-16s, under-18s and under-19s sides to become a regular in the Blaugrana’s senior first-team.
Ansu has featured a total of 33 times for Blaugrana’s first-team and has been directly involved in nine goals. Fati emerged as a surprise transfer target for Man United after the club had been trying to lure the highly-rated forward to the Theatre of Dreams for over a year.
Despite Red Devils best effort, the 17-year-old winger stays a Blaugrana footballer and even put pen-to-paper earlier this week and signed a new bumper contract which included a whopping €400m buy-out clause.
However, according to a recent report, the Spanish winger was the subject to an eye-watering €150m (€125m plus €25 in add-ons) bid earlier this summer which could have been what prompted Ronald Koeman and co. to tie the teenager down on a new contract.
The report does not state which club made the huge offer but it does claim that the Catalan giants rejected the offer straightaway without even entering into talks with super-agent Jorge Mendes.
Earlier this year, a club was prepared to pay €150m for Ansu Fati, another offer relayed to the Blaugrana by Mendes, even though he wasn’t the player’s agent then, but La Liga giants have never considered letting the forward go.