Barcelona starlet Gavi has been in the limelight in Spain following his impressive performances in both La Liga and the FIFA World Cup. He has won over football fans worldwide, and according to reports from Diario AS (via Football Espana), the Crown Princess of Spain is also a huge fan of the midfielder.
Princess Leonor, who currently sits next in line to the Spanish throne, is attending Atlantic School, a popular institution for royalty in Wales.
Pablo Gavi – 18 years of age – plays for Barcelona – plays for the Spanish national team – is at the World Cup – and is linked to the Princess of Spain.
This boy is going places…
Her father, King Felipe VI of Spain, reportedly got a shirt signed by Gavi in Spain’s changing room on 23 November following their win over Costa Rica. The shirt is said to be a few sizes smaller than the King’s, which has led to reports claiming he got it for the Crown Princess – who is only a year younger than Gavi.
It is rumoured that he signed a shirt for her in Doha when King Felipe the VI visited the Spain dressing room.
With his continued brilliance on the pitch at the FIFA World Cup, the Barcelona midfielder is widely seen as one of the most exciting prospects in Europe.
Spain officials want to see Barcelona forward Ansu Fati play at the FIFA World Cup
According to Adria Albets (via Barca Universal), officials at the Spanish Football Federation are keen to see Barcelona youngster Ansu Fati take the field in Qatar. The La Masia graduate has not featured for La Roja so far in the competition but is believed to be fit and ready to take the pitch for the national team.
Injuries over the last few seasons have plagued Fati, and those setbacks have seen the talented Spaniard struggle to get much game time. Spain boss Luis Enrique revealed concerns about bringing the Barca starlet to the competition, with the 20-year-old just recovering from another injury setback.
With a push from officials who believe Fati is fit, he is widely expected to feature for Spain in their final FIFA World Cup group game against Japan. This will mean taking a few minutes off his Blaugrana teammate Ferran Torres, who has featured in earlier group games. The Barcelona starlet will hope he can do enough to convince Enrique to feature him more regularly as the World Cup heads into the knockout stage.
The Spanish officials will especially be keen for Fati to find a rich vein of form as soon as possible. The one-time champions of the world are eager to rebuild another all-conquering team with young players like Fati at its heart.
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