Spain want Fati’s service

17 September, 2019 12:00 AM printer

The 16-year-old winger, who was born in Guinea-Bissau, has been starring for the Blaugrana since being promoted to the first team squad at Camp Nou, reports Goal.

Ansu Fati is making quite the impact at Barcelona, with Spain now looking for the 16-year-old sensation to commit his international future to them. Few outside of the famed La Masia academy system were aware of the preciously-gifted teenager heading into the 2019-20 campaign.

He is now generating headlines around the world after making a stunning step up onto a senior stage at Camp Nou.

With Lionel Messi yet to make an appearance for the Blaugrana this season, inspiration has been sought elsewhere.

Fati has provided it, with two goals recorded across three appearances that have seen records tumble.

The youngster, who was born in Guinea-Bissau, is now a player in demand.

Having lived in Spain since the age of six, with the youth ranks at Sevilla graced before linking up with Barca, La Roja are hoping to see the exciting starlet pledge allegiance to them. National team coach Robert Moreno told Movistar when seeing Fati score one and assist another in a 5-2 victory over Valencia on Saturday: “It’s not an issue which I am in control of.

“People at the RFEF are working on that to get Ansu [to play for Spain] and it will be the player’s decision. The RFEF are working on having the best players.”

Moreno added on the impact being made by a teenage forward: “It’s great for Barca, a player that’s come from La Masia. There has to be patience though and I hope there is.”