Alejandro Garnacho’s agent blames bad management and politics for international decision

Alejandro Garnacho’s agent stresses that his client has already made a decision over who he will represent at international level.

The Manchester United starlet missed out on a chance to make his senior debut for Argentina during the March international break after picking up an injury in a scoreless draw with Southampton.

A tough challenge from Southampton defender Kyle Walker-Peters left Garnacho in pain and he left Old Trafford that day on crutches.

That meant Garnacho couldn’t feature in Argentina’s friendlies against Panama and Curacao.

However, we’re sure that Garnacho will get his chance to represent Argentina at international level soon.

Garnacho made his return for United last weekend and scored against Wolves after coming off the bench.

The teenager’s agent insists there is nothing to worry about when it comes to Garnacho’s choice of international allegiance.

It’s simply not up for debate – with Enrique de Lucas, who previously played for Chelsea, suggesting that Garnacho’s family ties to Argentina are too strong.

De Lucas said (via Ole): “I think that Spain is a closed issue and there is no hiding it. Very bad management by the Spanish Federation, I don’t know who, or I can guess who, but very bad management or very bad politics. And I think Garna is not going to be the only case in which a player with dual nationality could lose, I honestly tell you.

“And he decides to go with Argentina because he really feels it. For him it has not been a trauma at all, quite the contrary.

“When that possibility opens up for him, imagine, being able to play with a team like Argentina, all his maternal family, his grandparents, he has felt them since he was little and for him it’s not a problem, it’s a blessing.”

Garnacho did represent Spain at under-18s level – but that wasn’t enough to persuade Garnacho to push for a place in the first team.

We wish the youngster the very best when playing for the world champions.

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