As featured on NewsNow: Football news

Father of Barcelona whiz Ansu Fati prefers Portugal

The father of Barcelona revelation Ansu Fati admits he'd prefer he play for Portugal.

Fati is now eligible to play for Spain after the government moved to make his nationalisation official on Friday.

"My dream was to see my son playing for Portugal and I think that was also his dream, but now it is difficult," Bori Fati told A Bola.

"Some time ago, I spoke with a director from the Portuguese Football Federation. The conversation was positive and we agreed to talk the following day but that person hasn't called me back.

"Then, with these matches that he played, the pressure from Spain grew very strong and I've been contacted directly by the president of the Spanish Federation."

Carlos Volcano
About the author

Carlos Volcano

Have your say
×

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

  1. Go Ad-Free
  2. Faster site experience
  3. Support great writing
  4. Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free
×

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free