In Focus, Ansu Fati, Barcelona

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.

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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 areĀ  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.

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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.

  • In Focus, Factfile:
    • Full Name: Anssumane Fati
    • Position: Forward / Winger
    • Date of Birth: 31.10.2002
    • Birthplace: Bissau, Guinea
    • Nation: Spain
    • Caps / Goals: –
    • Major League Career
      • 2019 ->, Barcelona (3/2)
    • More Facts: Wikipedia
    • Pictures: Pinterest

Barca surfing towards fantastic finish, Rayo Vallecano no problem

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Barcelona looks certain winners in the Primera race this season. Goals from Suarez, Messi and Pique secured the win in their 3-1 win at home to Rayo yesterday. This was a must win against a team struggling in the relegation zone.

Ernesto Valverde fielded a team in a 4-3-3 formation and had no problem over 90 minutes to win this battle, despite Rayo making it look a bit difficult after taking the lead in the 24th minute.

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Phlippe Coutinho was in the starting 11, and played until the 80th minute when Rakitic came for him. Valverde made it obvious that he looked at this game as a chance for players who not is regular to play.

Barcelona will be up against Lyon midweek in the Champions League and for Valverde it will be of great importance to field a team perfect for this clash. It all looks as a task possbile with a 0-0 draw from the first clash away.

Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi scores goals almost in every match and so far this season the tally is 17 + 26, with Messi really impressive scoring those goals in only 25 appearances.

There are so much quality in the Barca squad so to see any other outcome than a win against Lyon will be difficult. A new interesting game in the Primera comes up next weekend against Real Betis and then the derby against Espanol is next.

Valverde looks on track for the rest of the season and hopefully his team will just do what everyone expect and a number of new trophies could find the way to Camp Nou.

Latest football rumours and paper talk, Arsenal, Tottenham and Leicester among the top stories

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The Sun on Sunday reports about unrest among Leicester City owners, concerned about the atmosphere at the training ground. The Telegraph also describes the matter with reports about a full overhaul of the squad next summer. Puel’s record at the moment is a bit falling with only 4 PL wins out of his last 17 attempts.

West Bromwich considering a sale of Scottish wonder boy Oliver Burke. The former Nottingham Forest and RB Leipzig recruit is seen as a possible fund raiser for new signings at The Hawthorns.

Fleetwood forward Bobby Grant could be available. After a recent bust-up between him and the manager Joey Barton, things are not as it should be and if a good offer comes in a decent forward can be purchased.

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Antonio Valencia is one of a number of Manchester United players who are out of contract next summer. Phil Jones, Chris Smalling and David de Gea are three more who are of course feeling in limbo over their future, not certain what will happen at this moment.

Everton youngster Antony Evans is a close target for Norwich City. The 20 year old attacking midfielder is seen as a bright prospect, earlier been capped by England at U.19 level, but limited chances to break through at Goodison Park, a move would probably suit the youngster.

Phil Parkinson has done a fantastic job at Bolton under very difficult circumstances and Reading and Brentford are just two clubs now in the loop for a new manager, Brentford losing theirs to Aston Villa and Reading could be trying a change with Paul Clement under heavy pressure at The Majdeski.

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Aaron Ramsey looks certain to leave Arsenal for new adventures when his contract is running out next summer. The Welsh international could seek a move abroad or being picked up by one Arsenals closest rivals, Liverpool, Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur or Chelsea.

Arsenal will next season be wearing Adidas as a new deal has been completed with the sports manufacture giant. In the last seasons we have seen Arsenal in using Puma and before Nike was the preferred brand. Arsenal previously played in Adidas kits from 1986 to 1994.

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho could be landing two special targets in the next transfer window, Ivan Perisic and Ante Rebic. Perisic was a great hit with Croatia as they reached the final of the World Cup, scoring vital goals on the road to the final. Perisic is a favorite among Inter fans and to see him leave would be a pity. Rebic (25), currently with Eintracht Frankfurt, is one player to look out for and one who could be a good option in the hunt for younger attackers and creative players.

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Tottenham are under a bit of pressure from pundits and media as they decided to stay loyal to their squad of players and not buying any reinforcements over the summer. Glenn Hoddle, both a player and manager at Spurs over many years might be right when suggesting that new players are needed to compete with the best. Outgoing contracts of Belgian trio Toby Alderweireld, Moussa Dembele and Jan Verthongen are all out of contract and could be seeking moves away.

Rafa Benitez, who could be an alternative at a number of clubs in the Premier League, believes Mike Ashley could sack him before the end of the season. Benitez made the most out of his Newcastle team last season, but has seen a troubled start in this campaign, complaining about lack of funds for new players, despite having some of the best young talents in the Premier League at St James Park.

Unai Emery is a manager who knows his trade and to see him and his Arsenal linked with new signings, is no surprise. The players currently on a short list are Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Kai Havertz and Rennes forward Ismaila Sarr.

Everton pair Cenk Tosun and Oumar Niasse could be on the move to Turkey. Rumours are also that Leicester City forward Shinji Okazaki could follow the two Evertonians to Turkey and get a move to Galatasaray.

 

 

 

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