If Neymar returns to Barcelona, Fati is expected to play at No. 9. (Four stars for dependability)

If Neymar joins Barcelona in the summer, Diario AS understands that Ansu Fati will become the club’s new No. 9.Fati is fully trusted by the Blaugrana, and considering the possibility of signings such as Neymar, Memphis Depay, Sergio Aguero, and/or Erling Haaland, the youngster will not lose his starting place.

Since November, the 18-year-old has been on the sidelines. He’ll be out for the rest of the season.

According to Mundo Deportivo, Barcelona is prioritizing giving Ansu Fati a new deal that will hold him at the club until the summer of 2026.The forward is highly regarded at the club, and his latest contract includes a €400 million buyout clause.Barca have already agreed to extend Fati’s contract by two years unilaterally, but the Blaugrana hope to give the teenager a better deal.Ansu has been sidelined due to a knee injury that has held him out of the lineup since February. On May 2, the 18-year-old will learn if he will need another knee surgery.

Fati has scored five goals in the ten games he has played this season despite missing 37 Barcelona games.Neymar is said to have told his Barcelona mates that he wants to return.According to Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo, Neymar has told close friends at Barcelona that he wants to return to Camp Nou.In June, the Brazilian will reach the final year of his deal, and PSG is desperate to extend it.Neymar has already stated that he would do “what is best for everyone” if his contract with PSG is not renewed.Given Barcelona’s current financial state, the club could end up offering players to PSG in order to finance the contract.

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