Barca teenage star Fati needs knee surgery

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Barcelona's brilliant young teenager Ansu Fati will have to undergo knee surgery following their weekend victory over Real Betis.

The highly-rated 18-year-old Spain international was replaced at halftime in Barca's 5-2 win after tearing the meniscus in his left knee and the Catalan giants have now announced he is to go under the knife.

Barca are set to confirm after the operation how long Fati is likely to be out for, but reports in Spain suggest he will be missing for several months.

A Barca statement read: "Ansu Fati will undergo surgery tomorrow for the injury to the meniscus in his left knee.

"The procedure will be performed by Dr Ramon Cugat under the supervision of the club's medical services."

Winger Fati has played 10 matches for Barca in all competitions this season, scoring five goals and providing two assists.