Barcelona youngster Ansu Fati has been included in the 20 man shortlist for the 2019 Golden Boy Award, as reported by BBC Sport.
This sees the 16-year-old up against the likes of Matthijs de Ligt, Jadon Sancho and Joao Felix for the award, with barcacentre sending their congratulations to la Masia product:
Official: Ansu Fati is included in the 20 man shortlist for the 2019 Golden Boy Award. Congratulations! pic.twitter.com/wAAMhtOprQ
— barcacentre (@barcacentre) October 15, 2019
However, there are many Barca fans who have been less complimentary, as they are shocked about the decision to have him included in the list.
After all, this is a player who has made just 2 starts and 4 substitute appearances in senior football, even if he has got 2 goals and 1 assist in that time, as per WhoScored.
It says something that even Barcelona fans are finding this questionable, while still not doubting his talent, with Samu Chukwueze being cited as one player who probably should have got in ahead of Fati.
A selection of Twitter reaction to the announcement, including posts from surprised Barcelona fans, can be seen below:
I support FC Barcelona, but I think Ansu’s nomination is questionable. I don’t know how playing just 6 games made the organisers come to that conclusion. This hype is getting up to the eyeballs. What of the young Chukwueze from Nigeria that plays for Villarreal FC?
— Yomi Oga (@yomi_oga) October 15, 2019
What a joke. Those peope probably never heard of fati prior his debut in barca. I am not saying he shouldnt be there it is just that the same people vote for ronaldo for balon dor. They have probably never seen fati play one minute
— Nikola (@KoKo24) October 15, 2019
I’m a Barca fan but his nomination is debatable he’s yet to even play 2 full games in Senior career
— _allsamia (@allsamia1) October 15, 2019
Ansu fati doesn’t deserve to be there, not even played a whole season yet
— T kay oseleye (@osee80) October 15, 2019
— iamcugnot (@iamcugnot) October 15, 2019
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