AFA’s director of international recruitment, Juan Martin Tassi, told Talk Sport: “We have a positive dialogue with Garnacho and his family. Garnacho is delighted to be called up to the Argentina team. Garnacho’s case is the product of the effort, the closeness we propose every day, that makes he leans towards Argentina. All the companionship is needed and they feel it.”
The AFA’s move comes after it was reported that Spain were planning to convince the 18-year-old to wear “La Roja” shirt. The young star of MU has not made an official debut at the international level. Up to this point, Garnacho, whose mother is an Argentinian, played for both Spain U18 and Argentina U20 when he was young.
On March 3, coach Lionel Scaloni announced the list of players summoned to Argentina this time. Among them, young talent Garnacho is the name that attracts attention. However, a serious injury made Garnacho decide to withdraw from the Argentina team and could not attend two friendlies in March.
This is the second time Garnacho has been called up to the squad but continues to not have the opportunity to debut. In March 2022, the 18-year-old was honored to train with Lionel Messi, preparing for two World Cup qualifying matches. However, the striker born in 2004 did not participate for a minute.
Garnacho holds dual citizenship of Argentina and Spain. This player was born and raised in the land of bulls. Before coming to MU, Garnacho had time to practice at Atletico Madrid’s training camp.
A year ago, Garnacho also wore the U18 MU team. This player caused a fever with his solo phase from the home half, scoring against Everton in the FA Youth Cup. Young star with U18 “Red Devils” defeated Nottingham Forest, won the emotional championship. After a year, Garnacho is having a breakthrough season. From a player of the youth team, the Argentine player plays an important role in the main MU squad. Garnacho contributed to eight goals (4 goals, 4 assists) from the start, including important goals such as the strike against West Ham in the FA Cup.
Xiaofeng | 15:00 March 22, 2023