The troubled Barca has recently received good news one after another, after renewing Pedri, Fathi has also renewed his contract with Barca until 2027, and the release fee has risen to 1 billion euros.
Barca fans should be pleased to be able to keep this potential supernova. Before that, the player had received very sincere offers from several giants.
According to the Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo, Paris Saint-Germain had been interested in signing Fathi. They see him as one of the 3 representative players in football in the next 10 years and consider him as Messi’s successor.
Although Barca has a clause to extend Fathi’s contract unilaterally for 2 years, but since the player is under 18 years old, there is a chance for Paris to sign for free if it goes to court.Therefore, Paris offered him a salary of 15 million euros per year and a signing fee of 30 million euros.
In addition to Paris, Manchester United and Liverpool are also interested in him.Liverpool also offered 15 million euros per year and a signing fee, while Manchester United offered 120 million euros for him.
Fathi turned down the higher salary
After a series of reports in the Spanish media, they have successfully portraye Fathi as a “new No. 10” who is extremely sought-after but loyal to Barca.his agent Mendes had told him and his family not to stay at Barca if they wanted to earn more money. But he refused the lure of a higher salary and decided to stay where his dream began.
At a point in time when Barca was in financial trouble, Fathi turned down 2 times the salary of other clubs and decided to stick around, and his loyalty has certainly won the hearts of Barca fans.
How credible is this information?
For Paris Saint-Germain, they do need to find a replacement if Mbappe leaves. But Fathi is better at Neymar’s left winger position, while Mbappe has a much wider range of movement and much better ability. In the words of the fans: “3 Fathi can’t replace 1 Mbappe”
Liverpool’s offer of a 15 million annual salary and transfer fee is even more outrageous. With Fathi’s current ability, he can only join Liverpool as a substitute, even Diogo Jota’s ability is not below him. And 15 million euros a year (approximately) is enough to squeeze into the top tier of Liverpool salaries, even more than Salah’s salary. It’s simply not possible for Liverpool to offer such a high annual salary for a youngster who has yet to fully realize his potential.
United were indeed looking for a new winger before bringing in Sancho, when Fathi was also rumored to be with United, along with Dembele.At that time,At that time, there were media reports that United offered 100 million euros for Fathi, which was rejected by Barca and then increased to 150 million.
However, Solskjaer’s number one target would have been Sancho, if Manchester United offered 120 million or even 150 million euros for Fathi, then why not just buy Sancho, after all, Dott’s asking price at the time was only 120 million euros.
There were so many rumors thanks to Fathi’s agent Mendes. As a big agent in football, Mendes knows how to use the media to create momentum for players. In addition, after the departure of Lionel Messi, Barcelona’s top management also wants to establish a new “national icon” as soon as possible, the new No. 10 Fathi is undoubtedly the best candidate.
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