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[Albion] Ansu Fati **Signed On Loan 01/09**



Zeberdi

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I posted this on NSC from a Marseille phone video back in October with the lyrics because I really thought it would catch on - it seems to have done so - glad it reached the lad 🙂

 

RexCathedra

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Jan 14, 2005
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Watch any clip of him at training or on match day and you can see he's loving life here


I'm glad he's happy, and I'm sure Brighton is a wonderful place.

But he's young, he's rich, he's talented, and he's winning.

I suppose you could be miserable under those circumstances, but you'd have to work at it.
 


Sheebo

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Jul 13, 2003
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I posted this on NSC from a Marseille phone video back in October with the lyrics because I really thought it would catch on - it seems to have done so - glad it reached the lad 🙂

Love the way football fans always go for the Sangria line with anyone Spanish 🤣
 


scooter1

How soon is now?
Sounds like he will indeed be out for 3 months as was initially reported.


Having Fati as a Brighton player has been fantastic, he scored a few important goals and looked like he was/is enjoying his time here. But if he is out for 3 months, should we not look to terminate the loan? 3 dormant months @ around £120k a week is crazy money to be losing. I wonder what the terms of his agreement actually are.......
 

albionalex

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Feb 26, 2009
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Toronto
Having Fati as a Brighton player has been fantastic, he scored a few important goals and looked like he was/is enjoying his time here. But if he is out for 3 months, should we not look to terminate the loan? 3 dormant months @ around £120k a week is crazy money to be losing. I wonder what the terms of his agreement actually are.......

It was reported at the time as a season long loan with no break clause for either club i.e he's here for the full season regardless.

Secondly, even if we could, terminating his loan to save a bit of dosh would be stupid. We don't need to save money, we are plump with cash after our recent sales and if Fati comes back at the end of Feb/start of March, there will still be about 1/3 of the Prem season left, along with any potential FA Cup and European games.
 

JamesAndTheGiantHead

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Sep 2, 2011
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Worthing
Having Fati as a Brighton player has been fantastic, he scored a few important goals and looked like he was/is enjoying his time here. But if he is out for 3 months, should we not look to terminate the loan? 3 dormant months @ around £120k a week is crazy money to be losing. I wonder what the terms of his agreement actually are...
Alternatively we go to Barca and 'do them a favour' by taking a broken player off their hands permanently for £200k.
 


Zeberdi

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Oct 20, 2022
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Having Fati as a Brighton player has been fantastic, he scored a few important goals and looked like he was/is enjoying his time here. But if he is out for 3 months, should we not look to terminate the loan? 3 dormant months @ around £120k a week is crazy money to be losing. I wonder what the terms of his agreement actually are.......
Impossible to say for sure but after a certain period, insurance covers sick pay surely? I was thinking we should have good cause go back to Barca to extend his loan for another season - he’s fallen down the pecking order in Barca’s squad and they won’t want to pay his wages to keep him on the bench so will be looking to sell him at the end of this season anyway I reckon. Another season with us, injury free and he will be worth much more than he will after being out with another major injury in what was effectively his rehab loan IMO. Ideally, we get him to like us so much, he runs down his contract 🙂
 


Hugo Rune

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Feb 23, 2012
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Having Fati as a Brighton player has been fantastic, he scored a few important goals and looked like he was/is enjoying his time here. But if he is out for 3 months, should we not look to terminate the loan? 3 dormant months @ around £120k a week is crazy money to be losing. I wonder what the terms of his agreement actually are.......
Reading between the lines, we’ve paid about £7m for a season long loan with Barca covering his salary. I’m guessing they wanted cash up front to ease their FFP situation.
 

Zeberdi

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Oct 20, 2022
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Except our opponents
As I said above, and just after he was injured, this actually could help us in the long run - I think it very likely Barca won’t be wanting him back for the squad anyway regardless (he has fallen too far down the pecking order there) - ok he’s out until February but that means his rehab programme has been set back - we could therefore be in a very strong position to have him for another season - Barca aren’t going to want to sell for less if they could get more when he’s back up to his pre-injury form.

And he’ll be back for us in time for the round of the last 16 Europa knockout round in March when we beat Marseille 🙂
 


Jimmy Grimble

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A chance we’ll see him in the next couple weeks, perhaps.
 

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