Move over Lionel Messi, there’s a new MVP in town at Barcelona. Ansu Fati, the 17-year-old phenomenon, was named September’s player of the month in LaLiga on Saturday after his stellar start to the season.
The announcement was made by league sponsors Santander, who stated on Twitter: “We already have a winner of the #MVP September in @LaLiga.
” The chosen one is @ANSUFATI. CONGRATULATIONS, star!”
Fati just played one LaLiga match in September, as Barcelona began their season later on than the majority of due to their Champions League involvement last term.
However, the teenage forward made an instantaneous effect when he scored twice in the first 20 minutes of a 4-0 win over Villarreal at Camp Nou.
He netted once again, four days later on, on Oct 1, in a 3-0 victory at Celta Vigo.
Fati has actually nonetheless been a revelation in recent weeks, becoming Spain’s youngest lscorer in history at 17 years and 311 days old when he hit the third goal in a 4-0 win over Ukraine on September 6 in the Nations League.
Where superstar Messi has actually scored just when in 3 LaLiga matches this season, Fati heads the scoring charts in coach Ronald Koeman’s ranks.
Fati has played 203 league minutes up until now and gobbled up the one chance specified by Opta as a ‘huge chance’, after missing out on 6 of seven such openings last season.
Koeman has actually trusted him with starts in each match, while he just played from the very first minute in 11 games during the 2019-20 LaLiga campaign, when he scored 7 times.