Wolves are reportedly interested in Barcelona winger Ansu Fati.
That is the big claim made today by Spanish journalist José Alvarez (via SPORT).
Apparently, Fati’s time at the Nou Camp could be coming to an end, as he has not really been featuring regularly for the Catalan giants.
Starts have been hard to come by for Fati in 2023, with Xavi preferring the likes of Ferran Torres, Raphinha and even Gavi out wide.
The Barca boss reportedly doesn’t include Fati in his plans for next season and so there could now be a transfer scrap for the Spanish winger.
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As well as Wolves, there is also interest from Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United.
The player is represented by Jorge Mendes, who of course has close links with Wolves and has helped to facilitate several transfer deals since Fosun acquired the club.
According to journalist Alvarez, a bid worth between €40 million and €50 million (£35 million and £44 million) could be accepted by Barca.
If it was up to Fati’s father, the winger would definitely be leaving Barca this summer. He said recently (via Eurosport): “If it was up to me, I would take him [to another team], but [Ansu] wants to stay at Barcelona.
“As a dad, I am angry. Seeing Ansu play so little winds you up a little bit, and sometimes I think as a father, not a coach. I called Mateu [Alemany, the Barcelona director of football], he told us that Ansu is part of the club’s heritage and they have bet big on him.”
Ansu Fati would be a very exciting capture by Wolves
Fati has lost prominence at Barcelona in recent times. But this is a young player who had a lot of hype around him when he first arrived on the scene in 2019.
He actually made his first-team debut for the club at the age of 16 before he even turned out for the reserves.
A feature from ESPN on Barcelona’s young talents a few years ago described Fati is ‘a generational talent’, and a winger with ‘electric pace’.
Considering Wolves are set to lose Adama Traore this summer, a move for Fati could make sense.
It would be some signing by Wolves.
But given he’s represented by Mendes, perhaps there is a chance. Few gave Wolves hope of signing Matheus Nunes last year and that came to fruition.