Fati signs new six-year Barcelona deal with €1bn release clause

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# 21 October 2021 10:55 (UTC +04:00)

FC Barcelona wonderkid Ansu Fati has signed a new long-term contract which includes a €1billion release clause, the La Liga club have confirmed, APA reports.

The 18-year-old’s deal will now run until 2027 with a press conference to be held later this week.

Fati joined Barcelona in 2012, progressing through the youth academy before making is first-team debut in 2019 at the age of 16.

A club statement read: “FC Barcelona and the player Ansu Fati have reached an agreement to renew his contract until 30 June 2027. The buy out clause is set at 1 billion euros.

“The formalising of the new contract that will tie the La Masia product to the club for the rest of the season the next five will take place on Thursday 21 October.”

The winger picked up an injury in November 2020, not returning until September this year, scoring on his return in a 3-0 win against Levante in La Liga.

His minutes have gradually increased game by game, and he played 45 minutes in Barca’s Champions League win against Dynamo Kyiv on Wednesday evening.