Barcelona consider Ansu Fati crucial to their future plans and hence have no intention of selling him, insists Xavier Vilajoana.
FC Barcelona starlet Ansu Fati’s future has become a subject of debate in recent weeks with reports linking him with a move to Manchester United.
Regarded as one of the brightest prospects in world football, Fati has enjoyed a more than decent breakthrough this season, making 24 appearances and scoring five times. He also holds the record of being Barca’s youngest goalscorer at 16 years and 304 days.
Rumors recently surfaced that Manchester United identify him as an alternative to their long-term target Borussia Dortmund‘s Jadon Sancho and have launched a €111 million transfer proposal for the Spanish winger.
Barca director Xavier Vilajoana, however, recently poured cold water over any such rumors insisting that the club are not looking to let go of their youth product.
“For us, there’s no story with Ansu. We have never spoken about selling him,” Vilajoana told Sport.
“We won’t use players from the academy to make cash. In principle, we have no intention of selling the players we believe will make the first team.
“I think he’s happy. He will be an important player in the coming years.”