Concern over Barcelona stars Ansu Fati and Pedri
There is uncertainty around Ansu Fati, who has been advised by the club’s medical team to delay his return to action.
After being knocked out of the Europa League to Eintracht Frankfurt on Thursday, it was revealed that Pedri, a fundamental part of Xavi’s team, will miss the rest of the season through injury.
There is also uncertainty around Ansu Fati, who has been advised by the club’s medical staff to delay his return, which was originally scheduled for Monday. This has sent alarm bells ringing around the Barça camp.
Key to Barcelona’s future
Spain internationals, Ansu and Pedri are two players who are expected to lead the new Barça under Xavi. They are two players who have already had major impacts on the first team and who have become fan favourites in their short careers.
Ansu, 19, has a contract until 2027 and a clause of €1 billion, the same as that of Pedri, who is also 19 and has a contract until 2026 with the Blaugrana. Pedri will not play again this season after picking up a hamstring injury in his left leg against Frankfurt.
Pedri posted a message on social media after Barcelona confirmed his injury. “It’s a tough day but there’s nothing to do other than look forward. Many thanks for the love you have given me over the last few hours. With your support, I am sure I will come back stronger. Now more than ever, let’s support the team and... FORÇA BARÇA,” he wrote.
Ansu Fati could return to action for the match against Rayo Vallecano on 24 April, but Barça want to be very cautious.