Robert Moreno wants Barça star Ansu Fati to play for Spain

The La Roja coach explained the RFEF are working on tying him down

Ansu Fati encara a Jasper Cillessen en el Barça-Valencia de la Liga 2019-20
Ansu Fati encara a Jasper Cillessen en el Barça-Valencia de la Liga 2019-20 | Valentí Enrich

Spain coach Robert Moreno says the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) are working on convincing Ansu Fati to commit his international future to the country. The idea is that he will take part in the U17 World Cup in October. 

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Ansu made his first start for Barcelona on Saturday, scoring one and making another in the 5-2 win over Valencia. He's now scored twice in three appearances for the Spanish champions.  

He was born in Guinea-Bissau but has spent most of his life living in Spain -- at first in Seville and, since 2012, in Barcelona, when he joined the Catalan club. 

"It's not an issue which I am in control of," Spain boss Moreno said. "People at the RFEF are working on that to get Ansu [to play for La Roja] and it will be the player's decision. The RFEF are working on having the best players." 

As for his performances for Barça, Moreno added: "It's great for Barça, a player that's come from La Masia. There has to be patience though and I hope there is." 

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