BARCELONA prodigy Ansu Fati is set to pocket a £621,000 signing bonus when he puts pen to paper on a five-year deal – but his salary will depend on whether he continues in the first team.
Reports in Spain claim Fati, 16, is set for a bumper pay-day after bursting onto the scene.
1 Ansu Fati is set for a big pay-day as he prepares to sign a new contract at BarcelonaCredit: AFP
While he will rake in a monster fee for signing a new contract, his wage – what could be up to £20,000-a-week – will all depend on whether he can stick amongst the first-team.
Fati stole the show last time out, when he scored and laid on an assist in the 5-2 win over Valencia.
The teenager became Barca's youngest-ever debutant earlier this season – before becoming their youngest-ever goalscorer in the game against Osasuna.
However, his place in the first-team squad is not set in stone, with a host of stars, including Lionel Messi, still to return from injury.
It's been a rapid rise to prominence for Fati – who revealed he needed special permission from his parents to stay up late to make his debut in August.
Regulations in Spain demand that teams cannot field underage players during night fixtures unless they receive prior consent from their parents.
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Luckily for the youngster from Guinea Bissau, his parents agreed and he managed to get his first senior minutes under his belt.
Fati looked comfortable throughout his cameo and has since gone on to play an important role in Ernesto Valverde's plans.
He is now set to sign a new long-term contract as he commits his future to the Nou Camp giants.
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