Barcelona’s Rising Star Lamine Jamal Makes His National Team Selection: Morocco or Spain?

    Barcelona rising star Lamine Jamal, who has Spanish nationality, is close to representing Spain’s first team rather than Morocco, the home of his father and ancestors, according to Spanish media reports.

    The Marca newspaper reported that the Spanish Football Federation is trying to anticipate possible transfers from Morocco and persuade the 16-year-old, born to a Moroccan father and an Equatorial Guinean mother, to play for Spain.

    She indicated that Spanish federation officials held a meeting with Jamal and his family in Barcelona to explain the federation’s plans for the young player, who had previously decided to represent the Spanish national team at junior and youth levels, but he could still join the Spanish national team. First of all, Spain.

    For its part, the Catalan newspaper Sport reported that Jamal was close to completing a new historic chapter at the start of his professional football career by joining the Spanish first team.

    And the newspaper confirmed that Spain manager Luis Dela Fuente had already included the youngster’s name on La Roja’s preliminary list in preparation for the matches against Georgia and Cyprus on September 8 and 12 in the 2024 European Nations Cup qualifiers.

    And Jamal became last April, at the age of 15 years and 290 days, the youngest player to play in the history of FC Barcelona in the Spanish league La Liga, and also became the fifth youngest player to play in the history of Barcelona “. Spanish league.

    Jamal was nicknamed “Mini Messi” by FC Barcelona, ​​after the famous Argentinean star, as he established himself as the best striker in FC Barcelona’s age group.

    The young player has excellent dribbling, passing and scoring skills and is capable of playing as a centre-forward, attacking midfielder or striker, predominantly on the right flank.

    Source: Marca + Sport

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