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Bacelona wonderkid "Ansu Fati" to represent Spain at national level

Barcelona’s young starlet Ansu Fati has been granted Spanish citizenship and is set to represent Spain at international level.
Media reports revealed that the 16-year-old, who became Barcelon a’s youngest-ever Champions League debutant after starting Tuesday’s (Sep 17) 0-0 draw at Borussia Dortmund, was eligible to play for Guinea-Bissau, the country of his birth, as well as Portugal.
However he has chosen to play for his adopted country Spain, where he migrated to at the aged of six.
Having completed the mandatory 10 years of residency in order to obtain Spanish citizenship, the 16-year-old’s application was processed by the country’s Interior Ministry ahead of next Wednesday’s Under-17 World Cup squad deadline.
In other reports, Spain’s national team coach "Robert Moreno' said last weekend that the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) were working on getting the required paperwork in place.
“It’s not an issue I’m in control of,” Moreno said. “People at the RFEF are working on getting Ansu to play for Spain but it will be the player’s decision. The RFEF are working on having the best players.”
It was also reveal that Spain have previously convinced young players possessing dual-nationality to commit their international future to the country. The likes of Brazil-born Atletico Madrid forward Diego Costa chose to represent Spain after being granted citizenship ahead of the 2014 World Cup.
While playing for Spain at Under-17 level would not prevent Ansu Fati from playing for another country at senior level, he could be fast-tracked into the senior team should he perform well at his current Barcelona.

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