Spanish U-17 coach David Gordo wants Barcelona’s wonder kid Ansi Fati in his squad ahead of the World Cup in Brazil.
Fati made history when he became the youngest player ever to score a La-Liga goal and also to give an assist in a La Liga game.
His inclusion in the Barcelona squad against Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday made means his the youngest player to ever feature in a champions league game.
The tournament kicks off in Brazil in October, and Gordo wants Fati in his squad and he confirmed the RFEF are working on a deal to naturalise the Guinea-Bissau born teenager.
“I have not spoken to him, but I know that he wants to play for Spain.
“We are all in agreement and are confident that the situation can be sorted.
“Our preliminary list will be submitted to FIFA for the World Cup on September 25, and I hope Fati will be in it.
“We know that he has the possibility of representing Guinea-Bissau, but we are hopefully of agreeing a deal for him to play for Spain.”
Fasu on Tuesday night, at age of just 16 years and 321 days, officially became the youngest Barça player ever to play in a UEFA competition.
He broke the previous record set by Bojan Krkic, now of Montreal Impact, who was 17 years and 22 days old when he took to field in the 2007/08 Champions League against Olympique Lyonnais.
He became the youngest ever goalscorer in the league two weeks ago against Osasuna, he set more records during Barça’s 5-2 win over Valencia at Camp Nou.
Currently, Fati does not meet the requirements for Spanish citizenship, as he has only lived in the country for eight years, not the required ten.
Reports in Spain claim that his father could apply for citizenship, allowing Fati an alternative route to qualify for Spain.
Fati became the youngest player to be named in Barcelona starting XI when he was named in the starting XI for a game at the Camp Nou thereby signalling the beginning of a record-breaking career start for young Ansu.
Source: PM News Nigeria