Barcelona president sets record straight over mooted €150m Man Utd move

Barcelona president Joan Laporta has responded to the speculation that linked Man Utd with a gargantuan bid for Ansu Fati this summer.

Barcelo spent the vast majority of their summer desperately trying to wrest their enormous wage bill under control. The club’s debt topped £1 billion and continued to rise with each passing week. As a result, the La Liga powerhouse were forced into several moves in the window they did not wish to make.

Lionel Messi was the highest profile departure after La Liga ruled his new Barcelona contract could not be ratified. PSG were the ultimate beneficiaries, swooping in the for Argentine on a massive free agent deal.

However, one potential deal mooted throughout the summer surrounded Spanish wonderkid, Ansu Fati.

The 18-year-old has since assumed Messi’s No. 10 shirt, indicating how highly he is thought of at the Camp Nou.

But given his incredible potential, reports swirled during the window of a blockbuster €150m move to Manchester United . Barcelona’s financial woes would have been eased significantly had such a deal come to fruition

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