Earlier on Thursday, we covered a story from Spain explaining that Ansu Fati, loaned at Brighton & Hove Albion from Barcelona, had returned to the Catalonian city with his brother.
The forward, who recently picked up a serious injury, is expected to be out for the foreseeable future, meaning he won’t be seen on a Premier League pitch for the next few months.
AS have an article on the Brighton loanee’s situation, where they explain this latest setback has broken his dream of a full season and glorious return to Barcelona ‘into a thousand pieces’.
That wasn’t to be, however, with this latest injury expected to keep him ‘KO for three months’, suggesting a February return for him.
The biggest issue is this wait will see him stop any progress he has made, and ‘once again open uncertainty about his future’.
While there was no option to buy in his loan from Barcelona to Brighton, his inability to stay fit for an entire campaign will once again lead to questions being asked at the La Liga side, and whether he is worth investing money in for the next three and a half years of his contract there.
It’s either that or cutting their losses early with a transfer next summer, as he remains a highly-valued talent.