Ansu Fati could play for the Spanish national team this year after rejecting the chance to play for his birth country Guinea- Bissau.
The teenage sensation, who also qualifies to represent Portugal, was cleared by FIFA to represent his adopted country and could be called up later this year, according to Onda Cero.
The 16-year old burst onto the scene this season, becoming Barcelona’s youngest ever goalscorer in a 2-2 draw at
The forward also scored and assisted on his first start in the Catalan Giants’ 5-2 victory over Valencia leading many to tip him for greatness.
The starlet had been expected to be called up by Spain to play in the Under-17 World Cup later this month, but was not selected due to the likelihood of him being called up to a higher level.
On his omission, Spain’s youth team sporting director Francisco Hernandez said: ‘We have taken the decision not to include him in this squad.
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”This was following a wider sporting review in that we consider him in a better position to play with an older category and for that to be the case, he cannot come to the Under-17 World Cup. We want him to star for the team as soon as possible.”
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