The headline might sound shocking mainly because of the huge amount mentioned but this has been reported today by a major outlet in Spain.
According to Mundo Deportivo, Man United are prepared to pay 170 million euros (£153million) to secure the signing of Ansu Fati from FC Barcelona in the summer transfer window.
The famous Spanish media outlet claim that the the young attacker has got a release clause of 170 million euros in his current contract (due to expire in 2022) and the Catalan giants are looking to agree a fresh deal to increase the clause to 400 million euros.
Naturally, he is a left winger, but the youngster can also play on the right flank. 17-year-old Fati made 24 appearances in the La Liga for Barcelona, and managed to score 7 goals last term.
Mundo Deportivo claim that the Red Devils have stalked the teenage sensation and on our short-list, he is the second choice winger.We all the know the first choice. Jadon Sancho. MD claim that Borussia Dortmund have made it clear that they are keeping the England international and that is why the Old Trafford outfit have turned to Fati.
Earlier this month, renowned German source Bild revealed that if United did not pay 120 million euros till August 10, Sancho will stay with BvB.So, if reports are to be believed, we did not pay £108million in time to sign the first choice target, who is a proven quality attacker and are now willing to offer £153million to sign the second choice target, who has only started 11 league games in his senior career thus far. Does this make any sense? Absolutely not.