Argentina are confident that Manchester United youngster Alejandro Garnacho will choose to represent their national team over Spain. Although Garnacho was born in Madrid, he has played for both Spain and Argentina at junior level. He was called up by the Argentine senior team during the March international break, but an ankle injury has prevented him from playing in upcoming friendlies against Panama and Curacao.
There have been reports that Spain are interested in Garnacho, but Argentine Football Association international scouting director Juan Martin Tassi is not worried. He says that Garnacho and his family have a good relationship with the Argentine team and are happy to commit to them.
Tassi explains that the Argentine team has been working hard to build a relationship with Garnacho and his family over time. They have been providing support and encouragement, which has helped him to lean towards Argentina. Tassi believes that this kind of support is essential for young players, as it helps them to feel valued and appreciated.
Garnacho’s mother is Argentine, and he has played for both Spain’s U18s and Argentina’s U20s during his youth career. He has had an impressive first full season with Manchester United’s senior team, scoring four goals and providing four assists in 31 appearances in all competitions.
Although Garnacho was unable to play in United’s recent Carabao Cup win over Newcastle, he was seen draped in the blue and white flag of Argentina. This suggests that he has a strong connection to the country and may be more likely to choose them over Spain.
It remains to be seen whether Garnacho will choose to represent Argentina or Spain at senior level. However, it is clear that the Argentine team is doing everything they can to build a strong relationship with him and his family. If they are successful, they could have a talented young player on their hands who could help them to achieve success in the future.