The English newspaper “Daily Express” reported that the famous players’ agent Jorge Mendes tried to transfer the young player to Manchester United before Barcelona officials confronted him and prevented it.
Manchester United was looking to sign a fast and high-quality young winger after the failure to include Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund, as the Red Devils were not ready to meet the German’s requests club, which wanted about 108 million pounds for Sancho.
The player was eager to move to Old Trafford, but Dortmund’s tough stance on the England international made him scout other goals.
By the end of the transfer deadline, United had signed young stars Facundo Pellistri and Amada Traore. Neither of them appeared for the first team yet, as Traore arrived from Atalanta in January.
While both remain exciting prospects for the future, Solskjaer wanted to sign to improve his squad immediately, as United came close to hiring Fate after Mendes brokered the deal believed to be worth around £ 133m.
Barcelona was deprived of money this summer and could not spend large sums to fix their struggling team. However, Barcelona’s board of directors exited Fati, which they considered very important to their project.
There was already a great deal of uncertainty surrounding Lionel Messi’s future, and for this reason, Barcelona could not afford to lose the 18-year-old.
Fati’s father, Bure, recently dismissed speculation surrounding his son’s possible exit, claiming instead that his son is happy in Barcelona, commenting, “Ansu is pleased, he’s in Barcelona, the best club in the world, I’m calm, he’s happy in Barcelona.”
Then he added, “He is 17 years old, he is enjoying himself, he is happy in Barcelona, and he does not think about anything else, it is obvious what Ansu wants.”