Seven Things You Need To Know About Munir: The Barcelona Wonderkid Called Up To Spain After Two La Liga Appearances

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Seven things to know about young Spanish forward Munir.

Spain manager Vicente del Bosque raised some eyebrows when he chose his replacement for the injured Chelsea striker Diego Costa, who was withdrawn from the La Roja squad ahead of a clash with FYR Macedonia, with del Bosque having called up Barcelona teenager Munir El Haddadi to the senior squad for the first time.


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With 19 year-old Munir being a relative unknown, here are seven things we think that you need to know:

He is the one that got away for Atletico Madrid

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Munir is not one of the local youngster to emerge from Barcelona’s much-vaunted La Masia set-up – he comes from El Escorial, from just outside Madrid, and played for Atletico as a teenager before being allowed to slip through the net. He is already starting to show the current La Liga champions what a mistake they made in letting him move on.

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