Ansummane Fati being considered for Spain selection after Barcelona exhibition

16-year-old Ansummane Fati became the youngest player in La Liga history to have a goal and an assist in the same game. (Source: Reuters)

Barcelona’s teenage sensation Ansummane Fati is already being considered for the Spain team, coach Robert Moreno said after the 16-year-old lit up the Camp Nou with a superb display in his side’s rampant 5-2 win over Valencia on Saturday.

Having already become Barca’s youngest ever scorer when he netted against Osasuna two weeks ago, Ansu Fati became the youngest player to score in La Liga at the Camp Nou when he opened the scoring in the second minute with a confident first-time shot.

Fati then tore Valencia’s defence apart with a thrilling run into the box which led to him laying on a pass for Frenkie de Jong to score Barca’s second and continued to torment the visitors before he was substituted and given a standing ovation.

Spain coach Moreno was among those in the Camp Nou crowd enraptured by the forward, who was born in Guinea-Bissau but moved to Spain aged six, and he said the federation were working to ensure he could be available to play for the national team.