Ansu Fati changed his agent from Messi’s brother to Jorge Mendes, who is also a representative of Cristiano Ronaldo.
The Marca newspaper, published on August 19, said that Rodrigo Messi, the brother of Barca captain, is no longer a representative of Fati. The 17-year-old striker turned to Jorge Mendes and his famous brokerage firm, Gestifute.
The Portuguese Super Stork will represent Fati in contract negotiations. In addition, he can also guide the Spanish prodigy in transfer and other fields.
Fati is the second Barca player to hire Mendes as a representative, behind winger Nelson Semedo. The number of Mendes clients playing for Barca has surpassed Real, where only James Rodriguez remains.
Fati signed a new contract with Barca at the end of 2019. The term of breaking the contract is worth about 200 million USD.
In the early summer of 2020, Man Utd offered to buy Fati for 100 million. However, Barca classified a prodigy in the category that could not be sold.
“We have many offers, but we will not sell. Fati will be a member of Team A from next season and have a great future ahead,” Barca President Bartomeu stressed.
Fati started to play for Team A Barca from August 2019. At that time, the teen striker moved straight from the youth team to team A, without going through team B like many other talents.
In 33 matches last season, Fati scored eight goals. The 17-year-old striker is the fourth most scorer for Barca, just behind Messi, Suarez and Griezmann. In his first season, Fati conquered records: the youngest player to score for Barca in La Liga, the youngest Barca player to play in the Champions League, and the youngest player to score in the Champions League.