'Of course' - Barcelona director Deco makes Ansu Fati admission amid impressive Brighton form
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Fati, 21, shocked the football world when he signed a season-long loan deal for the Seagulls in the summer.
The Spaniard had a slow start to life on the south coast but has now adjusted to his new surroundings, notching four goals and one assist since the end of September.
Fati also became the provider for Simon Adingra, for the second goal at the Johan Cruyff Arena.
Fati, whose Barcelona contract has a €1bn release clause until 2027, was given the number 10 shirt at the Camp Nou after Lionel Messi’s move to PSG.
Barcelona director Deco – who made more than 100 appearances for the club as a player, before his move to Chelsea – was asked about the Fati’s future in a recent interview.
As quoted by transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, Deco said: “Of course Ansu Fati can return here, he’s on loan to Brighton. He’s young, he’s happy now.
“I think Brighton was a good choice to play regular football, we’re following his progress. It’s up to his performances. But Ansu could return to Barcelona, for sure.”