Pedri asks crowd to stop chanting his name and cheer for Ansu Fati instead

Barcelona midfielder Pedri was spotted asking a group of fans to sing Ansu Fati’s name during the club’s open-top bus parade.

An estimated 76,000 supporters lined the streets of Catalonia on Monday afternoon to celebrate the club’s first La Liga title in four years.

It has been a memorable season for Xavi’s side, who are currently 14 points clear of Real Madrid with four games remaining.

And one of their standout performers this season has been 20-year-old midfielder Pedri; the Spain international with six goals in 26 league games to his name.

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Pedri, who joined the Catalan side from Las Palmas in 2020, has certainly enjoyed plenty of first-team minutes this season, but teammate Ansu Fati has struggled to nail down a regular place in Xavi’s side.

In fact, the forward has started just 11 of his 31 appearances in La Liga this season.

As a result of his bit-part role at the Camp Nou, Fati has been heavily linked with a move of late, with Premier League side Wolves reportedly interested in his services.

He was, however, very much present on the club’s open-top bus parade.

The 20-year-old could be seen standing next to Pedri, who was being serenaded with chants of ‘Pedri, Pedri, Pedri’ throughout.

But at one point, the midfielder asked Barcelona fans at the parade to chant the name of Fati, who must have appreciated the gesture after a tough campaign.

One fan commented on the scene, saying: “What a gesture man,” while another said: “Man’s got a heart of gold.”

A third added: “Pure captain material. This is the reason Barca are more than a club. They treat each other as family.”

Fati became the second-youngest player to play for Barcelona in 2019 at the age of 16 years and 298 days.

He would go on to inherit the No.10 shirt from Lionel Messi but injuries have somewhat hampered his progress.

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