Monday Sep 16, 2019. 19:00
Spain coach Robert Moreno says he hopes to persuade Barcelona teen sensation Ansu Fati to play for Los Roja over the land of his birth, Guinea-Bissau.
Fati has lit up LaLiga since making his debut for Barcelona this season, and became the club’s youngest ever scorer when he netted against Osasuna.
He scored another and provided an assist in the weekend win over Valencia, winning more rave reviews from the Spanish press.
Born in Guinea-Bissau, he moved to Spain at the age of nine, and Moreno is hoping to tie him down to Los Roja, though he admits it will be up to the player.
“It’s not an issue which I am in control of,” Moreno told SPORT.
“People at the RFEF [Spanish federation] are working on that to get Ansu and it will be the player’s decision. The RFEF are working on having the best players,” he said.
Spain could start by sending Fati to the FIFA Under-17 World Cup in Brazil in October.