The reason why Ansu Pati, 20, who has been called Lionel Messi’s successor, went to Brighton & Hove Albion has been revealed.
British media outlet ‘BBC’ reported on May 5 (KST), “Pati almost headed to Tottenham Hotspur in the summer transfer window. He had long talks with manager Ange Postecoglou and the move became a possibility.” “In the end, Fattah headed to Brighton. It took a lot of convincing from manager Robert De Gea. He believed that the player’s talent was eternal.”
According to the BBC, De Jervi is a firm believer in the abilities of the once-dubbed soccer prodigy. He reportedly convinced him by clearly explaining his plans for the season. He plans to fully support him in his quest to become a world-class player again.
As a teenager, Pati was considered one of Europe’s top talents. He made his Barcelona first-team debut in 2019 at the age of 16. He became the youngest player to make an appearance in 80 years and the youngest to score a goal. He was touted as the next Lionel Messi (35). Barcelona had high hopes when they handed him the number 10 shirt. He was touted as a complete winger with fluid footwork, pace, and goal-scoring ability.
However, it didn”t last long. A devastating injury struck. In November 2020, Fatih went down with a meniscus injury in his knee. A long-term absence was inevitable. He didn’t return to the field until a year later.
The knee injury was devastating for Pati, who used her speed and skill to attack her opponents. He never regained his normal form after his return. Injuries became more frequent. He lost more than half of the 2021-22 season to a hamstring injury. After his first-team debut, Fatih missed a total of 86 games.
As a result, his place in the team continued to dwindle. Promising youngsters stepped up. Xavi favored Pablo Gabi (19) and Hapinha (27). In 2022-23, Pati appeared mostly as a substitute. He never really gained the upper hand in the competition for a starting spot. 레고토토
This led to rumors of a rift between him and coach Xavi in Spain. Pati was reportedly unhappy with his playing time.
He started the opening game of the 2023-24 season from the bench. Xavi went with Pedri (20), Robert Lewandowski (34), and Hapinha in the attack. Pati didn’t come on until the 34th minute of the second half.
Partey’s option was a transfer. His loan move to Brighton was finalized on the last day of the summer transfer window. The deal is for one year.