Alejandro Garnacho is not the only Manchester United youth player who has countries battling for his allegiance. The winger was called into the Argentina national squad last week, with the nation hoping to convince him to ditch his previous service to Spain at youth level.
FA Youth Cup finalist teammate Max Oyedele now also finds himself with a dilemma.
Oyedele was born in Manchester, making him eligible to play for England. He was also able to play for Nigeria
But a third option has emerged, with Poland calling the midfielder into their international youth set up.
Sport.pl reports Oyedele has been called into the Poland under-18 side for the upcoming international fixtures.
He qualifies through his mother who is Polish, while his dad is Nigerian.
It is uncertain if Oyedele is set to accept the call, but this would be his first call-up to represent any of the three nations he is eligible for.
As Garnacho’s potential shift from Spain’s under-18 team to Argentina senior team shows, any decision Oyedele makes at youth level to represent Poland now does not restrict him from playing for England or Nigeria at senior level if he wishes.
One to watch
Oyedele, 17, has featured during Manchester United’s run to the FA Youth Cup final. He was a second half substitute in the semi-final win over Wolves, playing half an hour in the 3-0 win at Old Trafford last week.
The midfielder scored in an earlier round at Old Trafford over Scunthorpe.
This season Oyedele has played a total of 17 matches for United at youth level, which has included matches in the UEFA Youth League and recently making his under-23 debut in the win over Derby as a late substitute.
The central midfielder is part of a group of talented players at United in a position with real depth. Poland no doubt hope their early play for his services will pay off long term.