Barcelona youngster was afraid to take legendary jersey number at club

Football’s most important shirt is Barcelona’s No. 10. Lionel Messi is only one of several legends to wear the number.

After the Argentine star left the club, Catalonia was divided over who should get the special kit.

Barcelona’s emerging sensation Ansu Fati was named No. 10. The decision was supported by many who saw the La Masia star as the club’s attacking future.

Two years later, the Spanish forward is struggling. Indeed, injuries have plagued his short career. However, many supporters now criticize Fati’s #10 shirt.

SPORT said that the youngster didn’t request Messi’s gear. He hesitated to accept the challenge since he recognized the pressure.

After consulting with Sergio Busquets, Fati decided to proceed.

Fati leaving?

Injuries and surgeries have plagued Ansu Fati for two years. The starlet struggled to recover from such a serious setback.

He looks more like himself now. The 20-year-old scored the winning goals against AC Milan and Tottenham Hotspur and trains well. His future is uncertain.

Barcelona reportedly needs Fati’s departure to raise finances. PSG, Saudi Arabia, and Premier League clubs want him and will pay a premium.

In his post-Gamper interview, Xavi did not rule out the youngster’s departure. The manager said, “Fati.”

“Ansu Fati? Will see. Transfers are allowed till the end of the month.”

The athlete wants to succeed with Blaugrana more than ever and won’t leave.