Barca reward teenage forward Fati with new contract

Barcelona´s Guinea-Bissau forward Ansu Fati controls the ball during the Spanish League football match between Barcelona and Real Betis at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona August 25, 2019. — AFP pic
Barcelona´s Guinea-Bissau forward Ansu Fati controls the ball during the Spanish League football match between Barcelona and Real Betis at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona August 25, 2019. — AFP pic

BARCELONA, Dec 5 — Barcelona have handed their youngest ever league goalscorer Ansu Fati a new contract until 2022 and raised his buy-out clause to €170 million (RM786.2 million), the Spanish champions said in a statement yesterday.

Fati was catapulted into the first team in August due to a spate of injuries and entered the history books by scoring in a 2-2 draw with Osasuna aged 16 and 304 days, overtaking Bojan Krkic as Barca's youngest scorer in a La Liga match.

Fati, who turned 17 on Oct. 31, has made a total of 11 appearances for the first team this season, starting four times and scoring twice.

Barca's statement added that the player's new contract contained an option to renew for two extra years until 2024, also stating his buy-out clause would rise from €170 million to €400 million when he signed a first team contract. — Reuters

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