Barcelona’s wonderkid Lamine Yamal set for Spain National team call-up


Barcelona teenage prodigy Lamine Yamal is enjoying a dream start to the season. The 16-year-old La Masia prospect made his first-team debut at the end of last season and has made rapid strides since then.

After impressing on the pre-season tour of the USA, the teenage striker is now a full-fledged member of the first team under Xavi Hernandez and even made his first start for the club against Cádiz last weekend.

Now Yamal is poised to reach another milestone in his fledgling career, with a call-up to the Spanish national team on the horizon.

Yamal to be fast-tracked to Spain senior team

MARCA are reporting that Yamal are ready to call up Spain manager Luis de la Fuente for the upcoming UEFA Euro 2024 qualifiers in early September.

It was only today that there was speculation that there could be a chance the 16-year-old attacking prodigy could earn a surprise call-up, and now it looks set to become a reality.

It now appears that Yamal’s inclusion in the squad for La Roja’s upcoming matches against Georgia and Cyprus is locked in.

The development comes after the 16-year-old met two officials from the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) today.

Francis Hernandez and Vicente Blanco actually traveled to Barcelona and held a meeting with Yamal and his family and explained the plan and plans the Federation had in store for him.

This was done in part to ward off overtures from Morocco, who are said to want to lure Yamal to represent them on international stages.

Spain do not want to lose such a special talent and are keen to ensure he plays for them at international level and after positive discussions with Yamal and his family it seems the youngster should be called up by De la Fuente.

If Yamal ends up in either of those matches in Spain, he could become the youngest player ever to play for La Roja, breaking the record held by Barcelona teammate Gavi.

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