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Barcelona wonderkid Fati picks Spain over Guinea-Bissau

Barcelona wonderkid Fati picks Spain over Guinea-Bissau

Barcelona sensation Ansu Fati has picked Spain over Guinea-Bissau and Portugal, following his recent heroics for the Catalonia-based side. 

Fati was recently promoted to the Barcelona B, but his heroics with the senior team have seen the interest in him by various associations shoot through the roof. 

The 16-year-old was born in Guinea-Bissau, before moving to Seville, Spain with his family aged six. 

He is also eligible to play for Portugal, as any Guinea-Bissau national can be given a Portuguese nationality, owing to the ties the two countries share as a result of the former being the latter's colony. 

It is understood that both the Spanish and Portuguese football associations are keen on luring the talented forward to their respective camps, with talks already underway. 

The youngster has, however, chosen to represent Spain, with the Sport quoting him saying 'I want to play for Spain'.

Fati made his debut for the senior team in their 5-2 win over Real Betis, before becoming the youngest Barcelona scorer in the 2-2 draw against Osasuna

With his goal, he beat Bojan Krkic who scored his first goal for Barca at the age of 17 years 53 days.

He also became the third-youngest scorer in La Liga history behind Fabrice Olinga of Malaga in 2010 (16 years and 98 days) and Iker Muniain of Athletic Bilbao in 2009 (16 years and 289 days).

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