FC Barcelona is on the verge of signing highly talented defender Mikayil Ngor Faye, according to renowned journalist Fabrizio Romano. The Senegalese central defender is expected to join Barcelona’s ranks for a fee of €5 million and will initially feature for Barça Atletic.
At just 18 years old, Faye has already displayed immense potential as a left-sided center-back. He honed his skills at the esteemed Diambars FC Academy in Senegal, where he trained alongside fellow standout Bamba Dieng. His impressive performances caught the attention of clubs like Olympique de Marseille and Stade de Reims, and he even had a stint training with Dynamo Zagreb. However, in February 2023, Faye joined NK Kustošija, and now, after a mere five months, he is poised to wear the iconic colors of FC Barcelona.
The rise of ‘The Monster’
Making his debut in the 2 HNL for NK Kustošija on March 8, 2023, against HNK Orijent, Faye wasted no time showcasing his abilities. He even found the back of the net for the first time in the league, scoring a goal against NK Hrvatski Dragovoljac on May 22, 2023.
Faye’s talent has also earned him recognition on the international stage. He played a vital role in helping the Senegal U-17 team reach the round of 16 in the 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup. Additionally, Faye received a call-up from Senegal’s national under-20 football team for the CAN U20 qualifiers, although he did not feature in any matches.
Dubbed ‘The Monster’ for his commanding presence on the field, Mikayil Faye is a player with immense potential and a bright future ahead. Renowned for his no-nonsense defending and assertive style, he has garnered praise from scouts and fans alike. While Faye is versatile enough to excel in various defensive positions, his left-footed prowess stands out. Notably, he has impressed both at club level and while representing Senegal in the U17 category, solidifying his reputation as a rising star to watch closely.
Faye’s arrival will bolster the club’s defensive options and provide promising prospects for the years to come.
Stay tuned for further updates on Mikayil Faye’s official unveiling as a Barcelona player and how his skills will contribute to the team’s success on the pitch. The future looks bright for both Faye and FC Barcelona.