Report: Liverpool now eyeing club-record move to sign Ansu Fati
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Report: Liverpool now eyeing club-record move to sign Ansu Fati

Liverpool are now eyeing a club-record move to sign Barcelona attacker Ansu Fati, according to CBS journalist Ben Jacobs.

Writing for Fabrizio Romano’s ‘Daily Briefing’ on CaughtOffside’s Substack, the reporter claimed the Reds have joined Arsenal and Manchester United in the race to land the 20-year-old.

As per Jacobs’ report, despite the fact Barcelona boss Xavi has publicly claimed that Fati is not for sale, the Catalan club could explore a deal, given their current financial situation.

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The La Liga leaders need to cut their wage bill by £132m – £176m, or they need to generate significant income.

Therefore, although he isn’t on the highest wage, his status as one of the world’s most promising youngsters means he would command a large fee.

Consequently, it is believed that it would cost in the region of £88m to sign Fati from Barcelona.

Liverpool, United and Arsenal have already made contact with the player’s agent over prospective deals.

Liverpool interested in signing Fati

At the moment, Darwin Nunez is the most expensive player in Liverpool’s history.

The Reds signed the Uruguay international for an overall package of £85.6m last summer from Benfica.

Only £64.2m of this was up-front, with the remaining £21.4m making up potential add-ons.

Therefore, if the Merseyside outfit were to try to sign Fati from Barcelona, it would likely take a club-record fee to do so.

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Hailed by Catalan club teammate Eric Garcia as a player ‘born with magic’, the Spain international would be an excellent addition to any top European side.

However, as the Reds have already welcomed Nunez and Cody Gakpo to Anfield over the past year, this remains an unlikely prospect with FSG still in charge.

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