Fati has seen his position in Barcelona’s squad diminish, and this move is aimed at creating space in the team for the potential loan signing of Manchester City’s full-back, Joao Cancelo.
The proposed deal with Brighton for the 20-year-old does not come with an obligation for Brighton to make a permanent purchase.
While Tottenham had also been linked with Fati, he appears to have been swayed by Brighton’s playing style under manager Roberto de Zerbi.
If the transfer unfolds as intended, it would represent a significant achievement for Brighton, especially as the club is poised to compete in European football for the first time, having secured a place in the Europa League.
Ansu Fati, who chose to represent Spain despite being born in Guinea-Bissau and was part of their World Cup squad last year, is widely regarded as one of the most promising young talents in football.
In 2021, he signed a contract extension with Barcelona that spans until 2027 and features a remarkable 1 billion euro buyout clause.