Ansu Fati: 16-year-old Barcelona wonderkid toys with veteran midfielder in the training to claim he is the next big thing.
Ansu Fati became the second youngest debutante, just 20 days behind Vicente Martinez Alama, after he came on for the Catalan giants in the 78th minute of the game, and stormed the internet with his performance on the field.
The player is so young that Barcelona had to ask for permission from his parents to let him debut at Nou Camp, as according to La Liga rules, a minor is not allowed to play night matches until parental consent is acquired.
After the game, even Lionel Messi shared a picture online while hugging him to congratulate La Masia graduate on his debut this Sunday.
In later events, Fati has not been able to avoid the media attention he has been receiving since past two days. Recently, a video went viral, where the 16-year-old player toyed with senior Barcelona player Ivan Rakitic during the training.
he was training with the first-team once again and decided to send Rakitic for a hot dog and chips with a deft drop of the shoulder that floored the Croatian and left him thinking about his life choices for a moment.
— The Xavi (@Xavi_Tweets) August 26, 2019
Ansu Fati toying with Rakitic 😂
Inject itt 💉💉💉
— Frenkie Chief 🇳🇱 (@FrenkieStats) August 26, 2019
The hype around the Guinea-Bissau born player is now ever rising, and with this footage, he is generating hopes for Barcelona fanbase.
Fati is expected to appear in further matches for Barcelona, as Lionel Messi is doubtful for the next match. On the other hand, Luis Suarex and Ousmane Dembele are clearly ruled out from the next game.
Meanwhile, Carles Perez is also in contest to start at the vacant spot, as the 21-year-old also made a debut for Barcelona against Real Betis and even scored a goal. Thus, marking his presence att Nou Camp.