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Lionel Messi Barcelona return to allow Manchester United to make major transfer

The dominos are coming into place to allow Manchester United to make a big signing.


Manchester United have been linked with a move for FC Barcelona’s Ansu Fati for some time now.

Fati burst onto the scene a couple of years ago and looked set to be the next big thing to emerge from La Masia.

However, the forward has been beset with injury issues, which have severely impacted his minutes.

Even after his return to action, though, Fati has continued to struggle for starts under Xavi.

Fati has completed 90 minutes just a few times for Barcelona in the league this season and he discussed his unhappiness at a lack of game time earlier in the campaign:

“I’m not going to lie. Yes, it’s true that I expected that I would play more,” he told Mundo Deportivo. “I want to play but I understand that the coach (Xavi) is the one who decides, and I have to give my best every day to be able to turn it around.’’

And now, with talk of Lionel Messi returning to Barcelona this summer when his contract is up with PSG, Fati’s future is being called into doubt.

The question of Financial Fair Play and simple squad depth means Fati, who still struggles for minutes, is expected to be among the players Barca look to sell on this summer.

And with Manchester United still interested, we could see the Spaniard shipped off to Old Trafford in the coming months.

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Josh Barker

Josh Barker

Middlesbrough fan from the North East of England. @JoshBarker979 on Twitter.


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