Ansu Fati: FC Barcelona wonderkid becomes second-youngest U21 debutant for Spain


FC Barcelona wonderkid Ansu Fati's meteoric rise is showing no signs of slowing down after making history with Spain.

Fati, 16, has emerged as one of the brightest prospects in world football since bursting onto the scene with the LaLiga giants this season.

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His record-breaking start to life in the senior team saw him fast-tracked by the Spanish Football Association, in order to prevent him from representing his country of birth, Guinea-Bissau.

And the teenage forward has already taken a massive stride towards La Roja by making his U21 debut against Montenegro U21 in their UEFA Euro qualifier this week.

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At 16 years and 11 months old, it marked the second-youngest ever debutant for the U21 side after Bojan Krkic, who was two months younger than Fati back in 2007.

"The shirt will be framed and I will hang it in my room as a souvenir," Fati told Sport after the 2-0 win.

"This debut is a moment that I will remember and every time I see the images and the shirt I will remember my debut with the Spanish team."

Fati, who has made the final shortlist for the 2019 Golden Boy award, has scored two goals and registered a single assist in six games for the Blaugrana this season.