The Hispano-Guinean has entered among the Barça holders based on goals and assists, because in the last game he scored somewhat and gave a goal pass to De Jong, something that is increasing the rumors about a possible, albeit distant, call with the Spanish selection. He is still young. </p><div> <p style="text-align: justify;">The great sensation of FC Barcelona this season, above others like the French <strong>Antoine Griezmann</strong> or the dutch <strong>Frankie De Jong</strong>, the great signings of this season, is being the Hispano-Guinean <strong>Ansu Fati</strong>, of only <strong>16 years. </strong>
The player debuted before the injuries of Messi and Luis Suarez in the attacking part of Barça on August 25. Since then, three games, two goals and one asistence, which has caused it to begin to sound strongly its arrival in the Spanish National Team.
Ansu's own father, Bori Fati, was the one who assured, in statements for the radio station COPE, that his son “He wants to play with the Spanish National Team”, thus declining the offers of Portugal and Guinea-Bissau, their country of origin. In fact, from the Spanish Football Federation they believe that Ansu Fati will be able to play the U17 World Championship that takes place in Brazil from October 26 to November 17.
Ansu Fati celebrates his goal against Osasuna
This past weekend, coach Robert Moreno, was optimistic about the efforts that the Federation is taking and that are already in their final stretch. In case you play the World Cup, Ansu Fati would miss the classic against Real Madrid, four other La Liga matches against Eibar, Valladolid Levante and Celta and the two Champions League games against Slavia Prague.
The pearl of FC Barcelona “what happened” for Real Madrid
With his goal against Osasuna, he became the second youngest player in Barça to score in the league and the third in precocity of all teams. Before all that he lived in Seville, where one of the clubs in the city, Sevilla FC noticed him.
The Hispanic team hired him for a year, but his father Bori thought that his son was to play in a club with more "standing" than Sevilla, specifically FC Barcelona and Real Madrid. Finally he went to the club in Barcelona.
“We were in Seville and Real Madrid offered me better conditions than Barça for my son. But we chose Barcelona because They came to my house with the contract and convinced me. Albert Puig (Barca talent scout) came and told me that my son had to sign for them. He promised us that in a few years we would see him in the elite, with the first team, ”Bori told the COPE Network.
Faced with this situation, Sevilla entered the choir and decided to remove it from the group until it went to Barcelona, so they had to find a way to continue playing football without losing their talent and, when Real Madrid enters the scene. A Madrid club called "Sextacampeones de Herrera" offered to play with them for various tournaments, something that little Ansu accepted. Shortly after the Guinean would leave for Barcelona.
Ansu Dati with the shirt of the Madrid club "Sextacampeones de Europa"
Years later, all doubts about his game would be cleared. Albert Puig was right, there was an emerging star in the quarry at La Masía. Ansu Fati said he had trouble eating and sleeping before debut. “I looked at my parents, my family, who are the ones who have accompanied me to get here. Now it's time to enjoy the moment and insist that I only have words of thanks, ”said the young player.
The danger of being called to the national team by "three good games"
The case of Ansu Fati can bring to mind that of Munir El-Haddadi. The Spanish-Moroccan striker, now in the ranks of Sevilla, was brilliant during the first days of the league championship of the 2014/15 season, which helped him to be summoned with Spain. The player and then coach Vicente del Bosque did not even think about it.
That cost the player dearly, because when he slowed down he stopped being summoned and began to be relegated on the bench of a Barcelona, which was then directed by the Spaniard Luis Enrique. Munir ended up leaving on loan to Valencia and later to Alavés, where he had a great season (2017/2018), so He asked to play with Morocco having played only one official match with Spain.
Munir playing Spain
FIFA did not approve and he was left without playing with the Moroccan national team, which was precisely playing the World Cup and was in a group stage with Spain. Ansu Fati could review Munir's case before deciding where to play.