Barcelona boss Xavi is furious at reports claiming that Fati could be set for a summer move to English Premier League.
While responding to Fabrizio Romano’s reports on the situation who confirmed that all three Premier League clubs have been monitoring the player’s situation, the 43-year-old insisted Fati is not for sale, adding: “I don’t understand why this is being talked about now in our circles.
“There is no market now, so Ansu is not for sale. He is a very important player for us — for now and for the future.
Fabrizio Romano has claimed that Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United are all interested in signing Barcelona star Ansu Fati.
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The Spanish youngster is one of Barcelona’s most prized academy products, having been promoted from the lauded Masia academy at just 16 years old in 2019.
The winger has since made 89 appearances for the Catalan giants, netting 25 times and claiming a further nine assists in that time.
However, after suffering several injury set-backs Fati has struggled to nail down a first-team spot this term, starting only seven times in La Liga.
The 20-year-old’s lack of game time has fueled talk that he could leave Barcelona in the coming months, with Premier League giants United, Liverpool and Arsenal all thought to be interested.
Romano has claimed that Fati could leave Barcelona should the club act on their reported interest in Atletico Madrid star Yannick Carrasco.
Romano said via his YouTube channel “There was some movement for the summer [for Fati].
“A domino because Barcelona have the chance to sign [Yannick] Carrasco for €20m.
“They still have to decide, but this could be crucial to understand the future of Ansu Fati who has clubs interested in the Premier League more than other leagues.
“Bayern Munich deny interest, but from the Premier League, there is interest.”