Retegui will play for the Italian team

The president of Tigre, Ezequiel Melaraña, revealed this Friday that Mateo Retegui, the current scorer in the Professional League, will accept the call of Roberto Mancini, coach of the senior Italian team, to play the next FIFA double date, against England and Malta. In this way, the player will miss the match against Arsenal on the eighth date of the local tournament.

“It is a very personal decision, Mateo discussed it and matured it with his family, so the club has no interference. We are going to lose him for just one game, against Arsenal de Sarandí, and then he will be back with us,” said Melaraña, who thus confirmed that Retegui will travel to Italy next week to join the “azurra” team.

In addition, the leader confirmed that there are surveys “of clubs in Italy and other places” by the Argentine striker and confirmed that “at any time, before the month of November, Tigre will make use of the option” to acquire half of his pass , which belongs to Mouth.

Retegui, 23, was shortlisted by the current European champion for the start of the Euro 2024 qualifiers, whose final phase will be based in Germany. Italy will receive England on Tuesday the 23rd and will visit Malta on Saturday the 26th, both games in Group C.

The striker, son of Carlos “Chapa” Retegui, Olympic champion field hockey coach in Rio 2016 with Los Leones, is the current LPF scorer with 6 goals in as many games. He achieved the same merit in the last tournament by being the top scorer with 19 goals in 27 dates.

Since his debut in the First Division with the Boca shirt, in the 2019 Super League, Retegui scored 41 goals in 140 games, with the following breakdown: 5 in 29 games with Estudiantes de La Plata, 7 in 61 with Talleres de Córdoba and 29 in 49 games with Tigre.

In case of making his debut in Mancini’s team, the center forward born in San Fernando will become the 24th Argentine footballer to represent the “Azurra” after Eugenio Mosso, Julio Libonatti, Raimundo Orsi, Renato Cesarini, Atilio Demaría, Luis Monti , Enrique Guaita, Alejandro Scopelli, Rinaldo Martino, Emilio Baldini, Eduardo Ricagni, Miguel Ángel Montuori, Bruno Pesaola, Francisco Lojacono, Antonio Angelillo, Omar Sívori, Humberto Maschio, Mauro Camoranesi, Cristian Ledesma, Daniel Osvaldo, Gabriel Paletta, Ezequiel Schelotto and Franco Vazquez.

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