According to the English outlet Metro, Barcelona have not been moved by Manchester United’s massive £135million bid for their player Ansu Fati. Mirror cite The Times as the source for this rumour. There were reports earlier which claimed that United’s first bid was around £90million and super agent Jorge Mendes had made the contact with Barcelona on United’s behalf. The first bid was rejected by Barcelona and then United came back with a £135million which included £45m in performance related addons. The report also claims that the release clause for Ansu Fati is set at £153m and Barcelona are looking to let go of Fati only if the release clause is triggered.
Transfer prices post Covid-19 are set to fall after years and years of inflation but for clubs like Manchester United who have always overpaid for players, reality might be entirely different. Liverpool pulling out of the Timo Werner deal for financial reasons is a clear example of how Covid-19 has affected the transfer world. Ed Woodward and Manchester United should take note from how Liverpool have managed their transfers along with ensuring that the squad remains competitive. Such an outrageous bid for an unproven talent like Ansu Fati isn’t something United should be working now as certainly there is move value in the transfer market