Lamine Yamal, a prodigy for Barcelona, has dazzled fans with his deft talents over the first three weeks of the La Liga season. Despite his youth, Yamal has unquestionably been among the most dangerous players wearing a Blaugrana shirt.
Yamal was added for sporadic appearances towards the conclusion of the last campaign, but he has since made his way into Barcelona’s starting lineup, and many believe he will stay there for the remainder of the year.
A number of national teams are also focused on the 16-year-old. His father is from Morocco, his mother is from Equatorial Guinea, and Yamal was raised in Spain, playing for their young teams as well.
Yamal had reportedly been eager to play for Morocco at the senior level, but it now seems he will represent La Roja following reports last week that Luis de la Fuente wanted to lock him into Spain duty with a call-up.
According to sports reports, Yamal met publicly with Walid Regragui, the coach of Morocco, and representatives from the Spanish RFEF before deciding to represent Spain.
On Tuesday, Morocco will reveal their September international roster; on Friday, Spain will do the same. Yamal, who will be in the lineup for La Roja’s matches against Georgia and Cyprus, has made his choice known to Regragui.
Following a game-winning performance against Villarreal, Yamal will undoubtedly be a fixture in Spain’s squads if he keeps up similar performances. Yamal has demonstrated a variety of skills that La Roja lacks, including the ability to beat his man out wide and complete the pass, making him an even more appealing option for de la Fuente.
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