Overnight famous: Fati’s Instagram followers count explodes following Barca debut

Do you want to know how it feels to become overnight famous? Ask Ansu Fati.

The youngster made his first-team debut last Sunday at Camp Nou against Real Betis. Before the game, the 16-year-old had around 55,000 followers on his official Instagram account. However, two days later, the youngster is already at over 475,000 followers.

Interestingly enough, stats from Socialblade suggest that the first mini-explosion on Ansu’s page happened last Thursday when it was announced that he will be training with the first-team. That day, Fati added around 12,000 followers.

However, the Big Bang happened right after the Real Betis game and following Leo Messi’s post dedicated to him and to Carles Perez. First, the youngster added over 10,000 followers on match day. On Monday and on Tuesday, another 285,000 and 135,000 people followed him.

Last month, Ansu signed his new contract at Barca with an impressive release clause of €100m. This was partially done due to Manchester United’s long-term interest in the winger.

Ansu is considered to be one of the top La Masia prospects. The winger managed to become the best league scorer (15) playing at Juvenil A last season. What’s more, two of Ansu’s goals helped his team equalize against Chelsea in the UEFA Youth League semifinals.