Ansu Fati promoted to Barcelona first team, handed new jersey number
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Ansu Fati promoted to Barcelona first team, handed new jersey number

Barcelona teenager has officially joined the first team and will wear the number 22. 

The 17-year-old has been training and playing for the senior team since the beginning of last season, hugely impressing in his breakout campaign which saw him called to the Spain national team. 

The club also announced that his buyout clause has been raised from 170 million to 400 million euros, following the review of his contract in December.

The number 22 belonged to Arturo Vidal for the last two seasons but was made available after the midfielder moved to Inter Milan

The number has previously been worn by club legends Reiziger, Frank de Boer, Luis García, Saviola, Abidal, and recently Dani Alves.

Fati missed the club's last two friendly matches; against  Nàstic and Girona through injury but was in the starting lineup against Elche during the Gamper Trophy game. 

He is in line to start Sunday's game against Villareal, Barca's first of the new campaign.

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