All alarms went off when De Zerbi, Brighton's coach, acknowledged that they had lost the player for quite some time. Ansu Fati was injured in the match against Forest. Barcelona quickly became concerned about the situation of their loaned player, especially considering his history of injuries.
The first major injury of the young player came in the 20-21 season. Fati was one of the sensations of the early season when, on matchday nine against Betis, he suffered a meniscus injury that led to a real ordeal, forcing him to undergo surgery more than once, and miss the remainder of the season.
Indeed, he couldn't start the 21-22 season and had to wait until matchday seven to play his first minutes on the field. But he had little continuity, as in November 2021, he was sidelined again for 65 days. In the Supercopa against Real Madrid, in January, he returned but only for two matches before missing another 20 games.
Last year, Xavi opted for caution. Ansu Fati was getting minutes, but not many. No one wanted to take unnecessary risks with the young player. Nevertheless, the international player was not quite finding his best form, the one that had amazed the football world just a couple of seasons ago. In the 22-23 season, injuries spared him, but the international player wanted more minutes.
Good Time in the Premier League
And in the summer, he decided to pack his bags and leave Camp Nou. In the last part of the market, he closed his loan move to Brighton. In the Premier League, he also started cautiously, but for the past month, he had been showing his best form again. He started three consecutive matches and had scored four goals.