Ansu Fati highlights vs Real Betis: Watch 16-year old La Masia graduate impress on his Barcelona debut as the Blaugrana pick up their first win of the season.
Barcelona are in somewhat of a crisis in regards to their frontline. Malcom and Phil Coutinho have been shifted out in the summer while the first-choice trio of Luis Suarez, Ousmane Dembele and Lionel Messi are nursing injuries. The fall out of this is the debut of 16-year old Ansu Fati.
Young Anssumane Fati found his name in the substitutes following an impressive showing in the training ground and he did not disappoint. With 13 minutes left in the match Ernesto Valverde sent Fati in, making him the second youngest debutant for the Bluagrana at 16 years and 298 days. Only behind Vicenc Martinez, who was 16 years and 280 days old when he made his bow in 1941 against Real Madrid.
The La Masia graduate did not disappoint and impressed everyone that witness the special moment. Surely, he’s turned the heads of multiple European giants. However, the youngster will not come cheap as Barcelona have set his release clause at €100 million. But you don’t have to take our word for it. Take a look at the impressive showing of the youngster last night and make your own judgement.
Ansu Fati highlights vs Real Betis
▪SKILLS ANSU FATI ⭐ VS BETIS 👑 16 YEARS 🔵🔴 pic.twitter.com/ugP67eLUHZ
— ᴀɴꜱᴜꜰᴀᴛɪꜱᴍᴏ (@AnsuFatismo_) August 26, 2019
Spanish laws dictate that underage players are not allowed to feature in late night games without parental consent. With Ansu Fati being well below the age of consent, Barcelona had to take permission from his parents for him to play a part in the match. His parents were more than happy to allow him to make his debut.
After the match, the youngster was quoted by ESPN saying:
“I was looking at my parents and my family [in the stands]; all those people that have accompanied me to this point in my career.
“I stayed there on the pitch because I couldn’t believe it. I wanted to enjoy that moment. The truth is that I was really nervous before, but I only have words of gratitude for everyone; the club, the manager, the supporters, who gave me a great reception.”
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