Brighton are hoping to pull off the statement signing of Barcelona forward Ansu Fati, talkSPORT understands..
Fati, who was at the time tipped to be Lionel Messi’s successor at the Camp Nou, was connected with a loan swap to Tottenham before on Wednesday.
But the 20-yr-old ahead could now sign up for the Seagulls with supervisor Roberto De Zerbi reported to be a crucial driver in the negotiations.
Fati has fallen out of favour at Barca under Xavi, featuring in just 47 minutes of LaLiga action this year.
It is really noted that Barcelona want 100 for every cent of Fati’s wages protected by any team that normally takes him on.
Spurs entered the race to signal Fati on Tuesday as Nottingham Forest have been demanding £50million for primary focus on Brennan Johnson. It was also described that Fati experienced been presented to Chelsea.
Nonetheless, Brighton come in with one thing that neither Spurs nor Chelsea can supply this time – European football.
Brighton will enjoy in Europe for the very first time in their historical past just after sealing qualification to the Europa League with a sixth-put finish in past season’s Premier League.
The south coast club have been active in the transfer window this summer, like the signings of Joao Pedro and James Milner. They’ve also banked just shy of £200m as a result of the gross sales of Moises Caicedo, Alexis Mac Allister and Robert Sanchez.
But the acquisition of the remarkably-rated Fati would deliver out their strongest information nonetheless that they’re hunting to development.