Ansu Fati’s dad is angry over his lack of playing time in Barcelona
Ansu Fati’s father, Bori Fati, has expressed frustration over his son’s lack of playing time at Barcelona and hinted at a potential move away.
Despite becoming the club’s second-youngest player in the history of the Spanish top flight in 2019, injuries have plagued the young forward’s career, and he has only made nine league starts this season.
Bori Fati directed questions regarding his son’s lack of involvement to Barcelona’s manager, Xavi Hernandez, and revealed that he plans to meet with Fati’s agent to discuss his immediate future.
“Good question, ask him,” Bori Fati said in an interview with the Spanish radio station Cadena Cope.
“I don’t have an answer for that either and he as a coach will have his reasons. Maybe he thinks he lacks things like defending and I understand that.”
Although Fati’s contract with Barcelona expires in 2027, his father has disclosed that there has been interest in his son from other clubs in the past.
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“I as a father am angry, yes. Maybe I’m not right, but I don’t have a problem with that. Everybody knows who Mendes is. He told me two years ago that he had offers and Bartomeu didn’t want to listen to them.”
According to his father, Fati’s intentions have always been to remain in Catalonia. “For Ansu yes. It will depend on what Barça wants. If it’s for me, I want to see Ansu succeed, because he is a guy who comes to succeed. There are things you can’t discuss.”
He also revealed that Fati’s representatives have spoken to several Premier League teams about the player’s current situation.
Bori Fati has discussed his concerns with Barcelona’s director of football and threatened to stop attending games if his son’s playing time does not improve.
“I called Mateu. I think we deserve much more. When you are at Barça you know where you are and that there are many internationals. But we are talking about Barcelona’s number ten.”
“If this continues like this I’m going to Seville, that’s it,” Bori threatened. “I didn’t go to the game against Madrid, why not. Right now I’m not going to the stadium anymore. I have my box and I’m not going anymore.”