After some incredible performances, Ansu Fati received the attention of the world. This included the attention of Spanish FA who want him to play for Spain.
Barcelona started the season rather shaky, with a draw and a loss in four matches, including two wins.
Their most recent league 5-2 win against Valencia at home came with the inspiring performance for Ansu Fati.
The youngster from Guinnea-Bissau scored an assisted within 20 minutes of the match. His first-half performance included some stunning dribbling, leaving the Camp Nou supporters in awe.
👏 With 1⃣6⃣ years and 3⃣5⃣1⃣ days, Ansu Fati is the youngest Barça player in the history to make his debut in the Champions League. pic.twitter.com/mQcc9ez9nr
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) September 17, 2019
Fati became the youngest player to play for Barcelona in over 80 years. He added a record for the youngest Barcelona’s Champions League appearance as the 16-year-old started against Borussia Dortmund in a 0-0 draw.
The Spanish federation realized that they have a gem on their hands. Not wasting a single second, they immediately started the motion to get Ansu Fati Spanish passport, which was confirmed by the Spanish manager, Robert Moreno.
Fati is now cleared to play in the October Under-17 World Cup where Spain are amongst the favorites.
The latest La Masia hope should provide to be a great asset for Spain, given that he already proved he can cope with the best of the best.
Not only did he get the media attention, but he also received praise from the best ever himself – Lionel Messi.
The Barcelona manager, Ernesto Valverde, tried to calm the emotions, saying that what the youngster is doing isn’t normal. This is to say that we should avoid Messi comparisons, which is almost impossible to do with the sheer amount of talent that the future Spanish international is showing.
Messi & Dembele are slowly returning to the squad. This means that we won’t see Fati as much, especially with the U-17 World Cup being held in October.