Barcelona teenage sensation Ansu Fati could be unavailable to the Catalonians for up to a month.
Fati has been a revelation for the Catalonian giants of Spanish football this season.
In a season that has seen an indifferent start from Barca, in which they have been infuriated by the Neymar transfer saga and then attacking injuries.
Fati has been a shining light for Ernesto Valverde and his team.
The sixteen-year-old, started with an impressive cameo role after Valverde was without Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Ousmane Dembele.
He was granted his first start in the next game, only to go along and bag himself a goal in the process too. he has two goals in three games so far.
His story is one of rags to riches, as the cub had to buy the player football boots when he first arrived. Regardless, without a doubt, Barcelona has prodigious talent.
It was recently announced, that Fati who could play for his native Guinea-Bissau or apply for Portuguese or Spanish nationality, had applied for the later.
This will have pleased Barca no end, to have a player that would not use up there any of the non-Spanish places in the squad.
It appears now though this may cause Valverde and his team another problem.
If Fati’s paperwork is processed in time, he will be available for LaRoja’s U17 squad selection for the U17 World cup in October and November of this year.
According to reports from Sport-English.com, Spain U17s debut in Brazil on October 28 against Argentina.
The squad is announced 15 games before that game.
However, the Spanish football federation has until one or two days before the tournament to make amendments to their rosters. players.
Given his impressive impact, even with Messi, Suarez, and Dembele all back in contention for a place in the team, Fati will still be in Valverde’s team selection thoughts.
AND THE 16-YEAR-OLD ANSU FATI STRIKES IN MINUTE 2! OMG!! pic.twitter.com/2GcnDT5iGE
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) September 14, 2019