Spanish boss warns everyone must be patient with youngster Fati
- Ansu was born in Guinea-Bissau but moved to Spain when he was six.
- The Spanish football federation reportedly want Ansu to represent La Roja.
- Spain's coach warns everyone must be patient in order for Fati to progress.
Ansu Fati's sudden rise hasn't gone unnoticed in Spain's boss Robert Moreno. The coach opened up on the youngster's progress and alleged links to the Spanish national football team:
"We must not hurry. We know what happened at Barca. A young man debuts and scores a goal.
"We must be patient because he is very young. He has a lot of work ahead. Fati must keep his feet on the ground, he is too young to face a situation like this, he was a cadet (12-13 years) and played against rivals that were 15.
"He suddenly ends up at the Camp Nou and you have to be patient in every way. Ernesto (Valverde) will find the best way and for him, if he must return to the subsidiary or youth of Víctor Valdés, nothing happens."
The Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) have allegedly accelerated the legal process of the youngster's nationalization. According to Madrid-based Diario AS, they want the 16-year-old to represent La Roja U17s during this October's World Cup in Brazil.
Fati has been living in Spain since he was six but was actually born in Guinea-Bissau. However, he is under 18 which means he cannot apply for the Spanish citizenship himself. He can only accept it following his father Bori's nationalization. AS claim Bori has recently applied for a Spanish passport but the procedure may take some time.
AS also claim Fati would like to represent Spain rather than other counties. He was born in Guinea-Bissau which is a former Portuguese colony. That means Portugal FA could also make a claim for the talented youngster.
Fati made his Barcelona first-team debut against Betis on Sunday, August 25. His 15-minute cameo was highlighted by a powerful strike which went just inches wide off the goal.