At 16, Ansu Fati has delighted football fans since the start of this 2019-2020 season. He plays at FC Barcelona and has already scored two goals in the Spanish league (Liga). The young winger, originally from Guinea-Bissau, has just obtained Spanish nationality.
Ansu Fati is indeed Spanish, it is official since September 20, 2019. His application for naturalization was on the agenda of the Council of Ministers in Spain, which therefore accepted. How did the file of this young Bissau-Guinean land on the Council of Ministers table? Because time is running out! It was a request from the Minister of Justice.
Indeed, the Under-17 World Cup (U17) starts in a little over a month in Brazil. The coach of the Spanish U17, David Gordo, wanted absolutely to put it on his list ... A list he must return before September 25, deadline.
It will be possible. Ansu Fati will realize his dream: to wear the Spanish jersey. For Spain, it's also a good deal. The Portuguese is a very promising player.
Ansu Fati arrived in Spain in 2008, at the age of six. He was recruited by FC Barcelona four years later, to join the Macia, the famous training center, where the Catalan still lives.
Ansu Fati can evolve on one side or at the tip of the attack. Full of vivacity, he is already very comfortable ball at the foot.
On August 30, in a match against Osasuna, the 16-year-old winger became the youngest scorer in Barça's history, ahead of Bojan and Lionel Messi ...
In Liga, Ansu Fati has already scored two goals and issued a decisive pass. And he was even tenured this week in the Champions League. Barcelona was held in check 0-0 by Borussia Dortmund. But, for the kid, the story was still beautiful since he became the youngest player ever aligned by the formation "Blaugrana" in European cups.