In a press release published on Monday, FC Barcelona announced their first summer recruit. This is the young Senegalese defender Mikayil Faye, who is signing up for the next four seasons with Barça Athlètic.

In order to strengthen their workforce for the years to come, FC Barcelona has offered the young Senegalese Mikayil Faye. The 18-year-old central defender therefore leaves the NK Kustošija in the Croatian second division, to join one of the best clubs in the world.

“FC Barcelona and NK Kustosija Zagreb have reached an agreement for the player Mikayil Faye for the next four seasons, until 30 June 2027 with a buy out clause of 400 million euros “, read a press release published this Monday June 19, 2023.

“The player has undergone the requisite medical tests at Barcelona Hospital and the FC Barcelona Medical Services at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper, visited the Club’s facilities and stepped out on to the field at the Estadi Johan Cruyff dressed in a Barça shirt.”

Mikayil Faye, born July 14, 2004 in Sedhiou (Senegal), was introduced to football with Diambars FC, based in The Gambia. Thanks to his excellent performances, he was recruited last summer by NK Kustosija, a Croatian second division club. During the previous season, he participated in 13 games, including 11 as a starter.