On Wednesday evening, it was announced that Ansu Fati would finally be extending his contract at Barcelona until 2027.
This was seen as a huge coup for the La Liga side, who lost Lionel Messi in the summer and see the forward as their future, alongside the likes of Gavi, Pedri and co.
That being said, convincing him to remain will have been tough, as Helena Condis for Cadena COPE reports that Manchester United made a real attempt to get him.
The reporter explains three clubs, among which can be found the Red Devils, offered the youngster ‘more than double what he will get at Barcelona’ to try and convince him to turn his back from his current side.
👉👉United, Liverpool y PSG han ido a por @ANSUFATI. Le ofrecían más del doble de lo que percibirá en el Barça. Llamadas de intermediarios para tentar a su entorno por parte de 3 grandes Clubs. Por eso el Barça actuó de urgencia. + @partidazocope @deportescope @ESPORTSCOPE
— Helena Condis Edo (@HelenaCondis) October 21, 2021
In fact, these offers came via ‘calls from intermediaries’ to try and ‘tempt his entourage’ to snub Barcelona and try his hand elsewhere.
That’s why the Catalan side ‘acted with urgency’ to tie him down and give him the assurances he will have been looking for.
This isn’t the first time Manchester United have been linked with a move for Fati, having previously been reported as having made a €100m+ offer to acquire his services in the past.