Argentina reportedly looking at Giovanni Reyna of Dortmund, captain of USA youth team


Argentina could be looking into bringing in USA youth team captain Giovanni Reyna into the team.

Per a report by TyC Sports, the AFA are watching Giovanni Reyna closely and are planning on calling him up in the near future. Reyna was captain of the USA team at the last U17 World Cup and while still 17 years old, the attacking midfielder he has already featured for Borussia Dortmund.

He is the son of Claudio Reyna who played over 100 matches with the USA national team. Giovanni’s grandfather was born in Argentina which makes him eligible to play for Argentina. Despite playing for their youth team, Reyna would still be eligible to play for the Argentina national team.

However, it wouldn’t just be Argentina which would be interested in Reyna. He was born in Sunderland, England when his father was a player for the club. Portugal is also another one which would be looking at him as his grandmother is born in that country.

Giovanni Reyna scored his first goal for Borussia Dortmund in their 3-2 loss vs. Werder in the German cup.


  1. I don’t think there are 2 places for enganche in the 23 for the copa. Will be tough for Scaloni to choose between Mac Allister and Lo Celso. I think Scaloni prefers to start with Paredes and some hardworking midfielders around instead of a real DM + playmaker. That’s why only 1 place for enganche.

    • In a 4-4-2 Diamond (4-1-2-1-2 or 4-3-1-2) we can fit Paredes, De Paul, Palacios and Lo Celso/Mac Allister but in a regular wide 4-4-2 De Paul would be on left flank and Ocampos on right, with Paredes and either Palacios or Lo Celso in CM.
      These are the main formations Scaloni has mentioned he would use or am I missing some?

  2. There will be real headache for Lionel Scaloni in choosing players for qualifiers.Palacios,Montiel and Mac Allister are must in the team.By the way when Scaloni going to announce the squad as match is in 26 march

  3. I really appreciate this new effort or agenda to source promising players eligible to play for Argentina. Though I really doubt Giovanni Reyna will consider Argentina.
    Argentina also need to be watching Klimowicz since he is also eligible to play for Poland (his father turned down the offer during his playing days).
    After losing Sergio Mingo to Barcelona, Boca acted swiftly to hand young Gaston Avila his debut.
    A new Zarate has been promoted to the Velez squad. Tobias Zarate is the son of Rolando Zarate, who is the brother of Mauro Zarate.
    During this window River also lost Giuliano Simeone(the youngest of Simeone brothers) to Atletico.
    While Clubs protest players leaving for nothing, the players’ parents/agent complain about lack of opportunities and prospect at their parent clubs. I would agree with the parents/players especially with the way Boca and River treat home grown talents.

    • true especially clubs like boca juniors have soo many gems in their ranks but they are needlessly buying old european players like de rossi n buying europe flops like edaurdo salvio although salvio is a gud buy as he is in his prime but boca are so desperate to win a title tat they are turning a blind eye to their talent n tnking buying is the solution even though they dont even have the financial power.

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