Ansu Fati Release Clause Jumps to Eye-Watering €400m

Ross Kennerley
€400m is what it'll cost. Good luck.
€400m is what it'll cost. Good luck. / Alex Caparros/Getty Images

Ansu Fati has had his Barcelona release clause raised from €170m to €400m after becoming an official member of the first team.

The Spaniard was one of Europe's breakthrough stars last season, netting eight goals in 33 appearances for La Blaugrana.

His performances garnered the standard links to sides across the continent, but his place at Camp Nou was never under serious threat - despite the current turmoil - and he's extended his stay with the club until 2024.

Most notable of all has been the rise in his release clause, something that has become commonplace with contracts associated to Barça.

It falls in line with the club announcing on their official website that he has now become an official member of the senior squad - having been a youth player prior - ahead of his 18th birthday in October. To mark the occasion, he has been handed the squad number 22.

On top of being a sensational talent, Fati has broke numerous records during his short time in the footballing limelight. He became the second-youngest player in the club's history to make his full debut at the age of just 16 years and 298 days - coming during a 5-2 over Real Betis.

Following that, he became Barcelona's youngest ever goalscorer during a 2-2 draw with Osasuna. Most recently, he wrote his name into international folklore by smashing a 95-year record to become Spain's youngest ever goalscorer. He earned his first two caps during the most recent round of Nations League fixtures.

A whole host of senior stars have left Camp Nou this summer as Ronald Koeman begins reshaping his squad after the debacle of last season. Given those exits, Fati is in line to play a more prominent role, and he could start for the club on Sunday when Barcelona kick off their La Liga season at home to Villarreal.

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