FC Barcelona have confirmed that starlet Ansu Fati has signed a new contract with a €1b release clause, keeping him at Camp Nou until the summer of 2027.
The 18-year-old has already been handed the number 10 jersey this season, following in the footsteps of Blaugrana legend Lionel Messi. The club have made it clear that they consider the teenager to be their future, and the final step was tying him down to a long-term deal.
And following their 1-0 victory over Dynamo Kyiv on Wednesday evening, Barça confirmed that Fati would be staying in Catalonia. The club announced that the Spaniard has signed a new contract until the summer of 2027, while a €1b release clause has been inserted into the deal.
The starlet is widely considered to be one of the most prestigious talents in world football, even if he has been forced to be patient after suffering a serious knee injury, which caused him to undergo a series of operations.
However, Fati made his return from injury against Levante in September, and he marked the occasion with a goal. He came on as a substitute in the defeat to Atletico Madrid, but started in the 3-1 win over Valencia, once again ending up on the scoresheet.
He is viewed as the next global superstar to come from Barcelona's La Masia academy, and his return from injury is one of a select few reasons for Blaugrana supporters to be optimistic for the coming years.
Barça have already celebrated tying down one wonderkid this season, after they confirmed that Pedri had signed a long-term deal with the club, including a €1b release clause. The Spanish midfielder enjoyed a breakout campaign for club and country last season, and is now a permanent fixture in the Catalan side.
Fati and Pedri represent hope for supporters, who have seen their club destroyed by financial mismanagement in recent years. So, the teenager's new deal will bring a smile to their faces, after enduring a tough watch in the Champions League win on Wednesday.