Arsenal angel Charlie Patino has been the topic of a global conflict when Spain tries to influence him to vary allegiance from England.
The high-ranking Patino, whose rise by way of the youth ranks has already made comparisons with Jack Wilshere, signed his first skilled contract with Arsenal in October 2020 when he turned 17 years previous.
He is now anticipated to signal a brand new contract with the membership subsequent month, which can safe his long-term future amid curiosity from Barcelona.
Although he has represented England at a number of junior ranges since 2018, Patino’s worldwide future is far much less sure as a result of he’s eligible for Spain. He was born in Watford, however his Spanish father means he additionally qualifies for La Furia Roja.
Patino’s father comes from Galicia and Cadena SER writes that the participant is ‘marked in pink’ by the nation’s nationwide workforce. Their makes an attempt to influence him to show his again on England and decide to characterize Spain are mentioned to have begun a number of months in the past.
Although his Arsenal future appears safe, Barcelona’s scouts proceed to regulate Patino and have taken half in a number of of his current matches.
Having seen different high-profile younger abilities proceed to vary worldwide constancy in recent times, England will probably be eager to not lose a possible star on the highway like Patino.
Just final 12 months, Yunus Musah, who was additionally a product of the Arsenal academy, selected to characterize the United States. The midfielder was born in New York however had grown up in London for the reason that age of 9 and performed for England’s U-15, U-16, U-17 and U-18 groups.
Earlier this 12 months, the three lions additionally misplaced the battle over Jamal Musiala. He was one other who spent most of his childhood in London and often represented the three lions at junior degree, earlier than altering allegiance again to Germany.
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