Man Utd told to break club record fee for Barcelona forward

Premier League giants Man United have reportedly been told that they will have to come up with an offer of €170m (£153m) to secure services of Barcelona forward Ansu Fati in the upcoming summer transfer window.

The 20-times English champions continue to be rumoured with the 17-year-old forward and have allegedly already had an offer worth €150m (£135m) rejected by the La Liga champions.

According to The Times, the 20-times English champions have been informed by an intermediary working on the Catalan club’s behalf that Fati will only be allowed to depart from Nou Camp if his full release clause that stands at €170m (£153m), is met.

The Spain Under-21 has enjoyed a breakthrough campaign at the Catalan club, founding back of the net six times and provided one assist in 25 games in all competitions.

The versatile forwrd has scored his fifth La Liga goal of the current campaign in Barca’s 2-0 win over Leganes. At the same time, the Catalan struggled to found back of the net Fati has scored from outside the box with a brilliant shot and then Lionel Messi scored from a Penalty spot.

Fati’s current contract at Camp Nou is due to end in the summer of 2022, although the Spanish giants have the option of extending the agreement for a further two years.