Barcelona star Ansu Fati has been spotted wearing a Kaizer Chiefs Nike dry cap while watching Barcelona’s basketball team play against Valencia Basket this past Sunday.
The African-born attacker was snapped by the Barcelona basketball club’s photographer sporting an Amakhosi cap, smiling and giving a thumbs-up, while still sidelined with a hamstring injury.
— Barça Basket (@FCBbasket) November 14, 2021
Fati also recently agreed a new six-year deal and became the second player from the club to have his buyout clause set at €1 billion, despite being linked with a move elsewhere has committed his future to the financially stricken Catalan giants.
Fati’s new contract will officially be signed on Thursday to have him following in the footsteps of teammate Pedri, who last week agreed new terms which also included an £842m release clause.
In 47 appearances for Barca, the forward has scored 15 goals and is the second-youngest player to debut for the club after he made his first appearance aged 16 years and 298 days.
The 18-year-old has racked up numerous records during the past three seasons, becoming Barcelona’s youngest LaLiga goalscorer, the youngest player to score and assist in a LaLiga match and the club’s youngest player in the Champions League.
Despite suffering a torn meniscus in his left knee in November, Fati returned after 10 months on the sidelines to help lift some of the gloom at the Nou Camp with two goals in five appearances this season.
A product of Barca’s La Masia academy, he took over the No 10 shirt after Lionel Messi left to sign for Paris St Germain in the summer.
The news was announced soon after Fati had appeared as a half-time substitute in Barcelona’s 1-0 win over Dynamo Kiev in the Champions League on Wednesday.
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