Brighton & Hove Albion’s fans have something to be thrilled about as they welcome one of Europe’s exciting young talents, Ansu Fati, to the club.
The 20-year-old winger, on loan from Barcelona for the upcoming season, is eager to make his debut in the Premier League and has shared his thoughts on this exciting move to the south of England.
In a recent interview with the club’s official website, Ansu Fati expressed his enthusiasm for joining Brighton. He revealed that a crucial factor in his decision to come to the club was his conversation with Brighton’s manager, Roberto De Zerbi. Fati stated, “First I spoke to Roberto [De Zerbi] and he told me that he has full confidence in me and told me what he thought of me. For me, that was a key factor in coming here.”
Clearly, De Zerbi’s belief in Fati’s abilities played a pivotal role in bringing the young Spanish international to Brighton. Fati emphasized the importance of the manager’s vision for his role within the team and what he could improve as a player.
As for his ambitions for the upcoming season, Ansu Fati has set high targets. He expressed his desire to have a fantastic season, fight for the team, and aim for European qualification, similar to what Brighton achieved last season. Moreover, he added an exciting goal: “If we can qualify for the Champions League, that would be even better.” Such aspirations underscore the young winger’s determination and hunger for success in the English top-flight.
Fans will be delighted to see Fati donning the number 31 shirt, the same number he wore when he made his first-team debut for Barcelona. This gesture carries a sense of nostalgia and symbolizes his progression in the world of football. Fati also revealed his admiration for the Premier League and Brighton, a club he followed closely. He acknowledged Brighton’s remarkable growth in recent years, including their qualification for European competitions.