How 17-year-old football prodigy Ansu Fati is breathing new life into embattled Barcelona

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Ansu Fati is making Barcelona believe in magic again. (PHOTO: GALLO IMAGES/GETTY IMAGES)
Ansu Fati is making Barcelona believe in magic again. (PHOTO: GALLO IMAGES/GETTY IMAGES)

If ever a club needed a shot in the arm it’s Barcelona FC. It’s been in turmoil, licking its wounds after a series of humiliating defeats and management woes that nearly lost it Lionel Messi.

It needed to believe in magic again – and into the void stepped a 17-year-old wonderkid with brilliant boots and nerves of steel.

Ansu Fati’s recent performance in a game against Villarreal at Barça’s Camp Nou home ground said it all: he’s the future – and he’s doing a good job of pepping up the present too. 

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