Alejandro Garnacho, the Madrileño who chose Argentina over Spain

In 2020, Alejandro Garnacho swapped Atlético Madrid’s youth academy for Manchester United, who beat Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid to the forward’s signature.

On 28 April 2022, Garnacho made his debut for United’s first team, playing in the second half against Chelsea in the Premier League.

Madrid-born Garnacho chooses Argentina over Spain

Garnacho, born in Madrid on 1 July 2004, is the son of an Argentinian mother.

The 18-year-old has dual nationality and could choose between the Spanish and Argentinian national teams.

He was an international at youth level with Spain, playing three times for La Roja’s U18 side, until he was called up by Lionel Scaloni for Argentina’s senior national team. And that was when he decided to commit to La Albiceleste.

The exciting forward has represented Argentina at U20 level on five occasions. In United’s FA Youth Cup win, Garnacho celebrated the victory with the Argentinian flag.

The Madrid-born player, who scored the winner for Erik ten Hag’s side against Fulham on Sunday, hasn’t been included in Argentina’s World Cup squad.

GSFN | Kieran Quaile

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