As the game nurse forward fantastic talent with great ability all over the planet, you get surprised with the pace they are turning up. Barcelona’s 16 year old Ansu Fati is one to really have a look at and at his age, really showing that this is not stopping.
When Ansu Fati, Barcelona getting approval from his parents, made his debut, he was in reach of records suddenly breaking one after one. The rocket start of his first career in the Barca first team is just as remarkable as the kid himself.
He is born in Bissau-Guinea moved to Sevilla in Spain at the age of six, and from there moving to Barca’s La Masia at the age of 10, taking the steps one by one, scoring goals in massive tallies in his rise to being signed professionally this summer.
His debut is streamed around the World, and when becoming Barca’s youngest ever goalscorer at senior level and also slotting a new record when he assisted De Jong and scored a goal in the same game v. Valencia, and by that being the youngest in La Liga to so. He is also the third youngest player to have scored a goal in La Liga.
He also have two brothers who are footballers and attached to Barcelona so maybe he will get company from his family as the years moves forward. He has not yet played for any national team as both Portugal and Spain are waiting for his decision.
So far two goals in three first team outings, this looks as a “special one” as the game are moving forward and a big generation switch looks like happening seeing so many youngsters coming through at the same time.
The 16 year old operates mostly as a winger, but with the way most teams are trying to play at the moment, becomes a striker, and often seen going for goals as that trend is to keep the top forwards in motion and changing positions.
With European games coming up soon and Barcelona entering the Champions League group stages it will be thrilling to watch this special talent and nice to be surprised by yet another “unknown” coming into the game as a sudden surprise.
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