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Ansu Fati: 16-year-old Barcelona wonderkid toys veteran midfielder in training

Tanish Chachra

Ansu Fati: 16-year-old Barcelona wonderkid toys veteran midfielder in training

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.

Also read: Ansu Fati: 3 facts about 16-year-old Barcelona sensation from La Masia

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.

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Tanish Chachra

Tanish Chachra


Tanish Chachra is the Motorsport editor at The SportsRush. He saw his first race when F1 visited India in 2011, and since then, his romance with the sport has been seasonal until he took up this role in 2020. Reigniting F1's coverage on this site, Tanish has fallen in love with the sport all over again. He loves Kimi Raikkonen and sees a future world champion in Oscar Piastri. Away from us, he loves to snuggle inside his books.

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