Ansu Fati is seeking a bumper pay-rise at Barcelona. Barcelona can unilaterally upgrade Ansu Fati’s contract, it has been revealed. There are differences of opinion between agent Jorge Mendes and the club over how long the deal can run for.
Marca says the inclusion of the 17-year-old in Ronald Koeman’s senior squad for this season means he’ll wear the No.22 shirt and that his release clause has risen to 400 million euros.
However, his official call up to the first team hasn’t triggered a clause to extend his contract, which still expires in 2022.
The forward still remains under age, meaning he can’t sign a contract of more than two years at a time.
That’s why Barcelona have signalled their intention to offer Ansu Fati a new and improved contract for when he turns 18, which could be worth up to 10 million euros per season.
At the moment, there are no talks being held between player and club, which is expected to remain the case until a new board is elected in next year.
Barcelona can unilaterally upgrade Ansu Fati’s contract, it has been revealed.
Catalunya Radio reports there are differences of opinion between agent Jorge Mendes and the club over how long the deal can run for.
According to Barça, they can unilaterally extend his deal, which ends in 2022, until 2024. In contrast, Mendes feels the clause is not valid and his deal ends in 2022.
The contract was not signed under Mendes’ watch, though, but his previous agents, when Rodrigo Messi was acting as an adviser to the young star.
Ansu, 17, has been registered with the first team officially this season — he was technically a B team player last term — and handed the No.22 shirt.
In addition, that meant his release clause rose to 400 million euros from 170 million that it was before. That change was agreed on Dec. 4, 2019, when he signed his latest deal.