Barça is concerned about the evolution of the player, who ignored the doctors, did not undergo surgery and is still not one hundred percent
Ansu Fati continues without lifting his head. The young culé promise does not evolve at the speed that Barcelona's medical services expected after the injury she suffered last January and has already set off all the alarms in the Blaugrana entity. The attacker, who did not finish the course one hundred percent, did not play a single minute in the commitments of the Spanish team in the League of Nations, which has caused the fear of a possible relapse to be palpable in Can Barça.
"You have to trust me. Ansu comes to help us in the long term. He still doesn't have the rhythm of the competition to help us as much as he would like », stated Luis Enrique on June 2, after Spain's draw against Portugal at the Benito Villamarín. The coach's words are those of a coach who knows that something is not going quite right. Lucho summoned Ansu Fati for the four commitments of the National League, but the Blaugrana pearl fell out of the matches one after another. No minute for a player called to be one of the leaders ahead of the World Cup to be played in Qatar at the end of this year, a decision left Barcelona with the fly behind its ear.
And it is that Ansu Fati's moment is once again marked by uncertainty. The young attacker, barely 19 years old, retired at the end of January in a Copa del Rey match against Athletic, after suffering an injury to the proximal tendon of the femoral biceps of the left thigh. It was the umpteenth stone on a path that has led him to undergo surgery four times and miss almost two full years of his brief football career. Not this time, Ansu thought, that he avoided surgery and opted for a conservative treatment that would allow him to shorten the terms to just three months, a decision that he counted, yes, with the disagreement of the medical services of the Blaugrana club.
Today that decision is the one that has the whole of Barcelona on edge. Ansu Fati reappeared at the beginning of May against Mallorca. He did it lacking rhythm, as expected, but with the necessary magic to score the following day against Betis and show that he hadn't forgotten to play football. That illusion of Barcelona with the return of him as a scorer has gradually turned into uncertainty. He finished the season without reaching the best version of himself and the call from Luis Enrique could be one more incentive to continue picking up pace, something that has not happened in the end. The absences with the Spanish team have set off all the alarms in Barcelona, which expected that by now it was much closer to being one hundred percent.
The fear in Barcelona is not only because of the lack of rhythm that the player has at this point, when there is a month and a half left before the League starts, but also because of the possibility of a new relapse. The culés medical services considered in January that the rupture in the hamstrings of the leg affected the proximal tendon and that to tackle it it was necessary to undergo surgery. Otherwise, Ansu Fati increased the chances of returning to the infirmary, something that the culé club already know well with the young youth squad.
The uncertainty with Ansu Fati, who according to some sources continues with some muscle pain, although that does not mean that he has relapsed, also marks the summer agenda for Barcelona. The footballer of Bisauguinian origin is of paramount importance to Xavi in the Blaugrana project and his recovery directly affects the transfer market. Last season, the '10' missed a whopping 38 games in all competitions, a loss that the team suffered and that this season cannot be allowed again. The culé entity looks suspiciously at the return of its star, once again between cottons.