Barcelona always knew that he would be special but the boy just keeps proving it. Aged only 17, Ansu Fati makes history for Spain as they brush aside Ukraine in a very one-sided clash. The youngster is now, unsurprisingly, all over the front pages in Catalonia.
SPORT went with ‘Ansu show’, saying that the forward was scintillating yesterday, pulling the strings and destroying the opposition. Not to mention that this was his first start for Spain under Luis Enrique, the former Barça coach.
He forced a penalty which Sergio Ramos promptly converted and scored a beauty outside the box. Not only that but he also had an overhead kick attempt that could’ve rattled the net as well.
SPORT also say Barcelona are back in for Lautaro Martínez and the negotiations should go on this week. It seems that saga is not finished just yet.
Mundo Deportivo are also celebrating the young Spaniard, saying that Fati makes history with Spain. At 17 years and 311 days old, the Blaugrana gem becomes the youngest goalscorer in the history of the Spanish NT.
They went on to list all he did in the game, including the overhead kick that also graced their cover page as well. Fati is so young and yet, he is already a superstar.
2020/21 season can’t come soon enough for him to showcase what he can do for Ronald Koeman.
These might have been dark times for Barcelona but Fati is one of the shining lights that can still guide them to success.
Report: Barcelona accept defeat in pursuit of Inter Milan striker
According to reports from Corriere della Sera (relayed by SempreInter), Barcelona have now given up on their pursuit of Inter Milan striker, Lautaro Martinez. The 23-year-old has enjoyed a phenomenal season upfront with Romelu Lukaku, and he is a hot prospect in Europe. He has several skills that make him suited to a team like Barça, who have been chasing him for over a year now.
Inter were initially demanding northwards of €100m for the striker before the start of the 20/21 season. With their financial struggles, the Catalan club were unable to cope with their demands. However, the rumours linking Martinez to Barça did not die down in the months that followed. This is due to the Blaugrana’s dire need for a striker.
The Garnet and the Blue have been considering several options, with the Argentinian striker being only one out of a talented bunch including Aguero, Depay, Haaland, and more. Martinez was hotly tipped to join Barça, apparently wanting a union with his fellow Argentine teammate Lionel Messi.
However, with Inter’s meteoric rise to success, and Martinez’ key role in the team, it seems that he is no longer going to leave the club. The Milan based club is head and shoulders above all other teams in the Serie A, and look set to win their first title in eleven years.
The Argentine forward has played a huge part in Inter’s incredible campaign, scoring fifteen and assisting five in 30 matches this league campaign.
Antonio Conte has done a brilliant job with Inter, and he has also developed Martinez into a phenomenal striker; one who can both score goals as well as drop deep and create the play. With his immense pairing with Lukaku and the inevitable success of Inter, it seems impossible that a transfer is on the card for the young striker any time soon.