Retegui Senior Denies Milan Links, Mentions Surprise Suitors

Following news of Roberto Mancini calling up Tigre striker Mateo Retegui to the Azzurri national team, interest in the Argentine-Italian striker has bloomed. However, as his father Carlos Retegui reveals, there were contacts with interested suitors before the 23-year-old forward heard from Mancini.

Speaking to Calciomercato (via MilanNews), Retegui senior expressed the satisfaction behind his son’s development in the recent past.

“Mateo is very happy with the call-up, proud and excited to represent one of the most important national teams at the world. We will accompany him throughout his journey, he must always remain humble and down to earth. The coach had consulted with Veron to get information. Sebastian is a very important figure in Mateo’s growth.”

The Boca Juniors youth product, who represented Argentina at the U19 and U20 level, has reportedly already been in contact with clubs from Europe. One Serie A team is of particular interest.

“Milan? We have never talked to them, but we have done it with other companies. We have had contacts with teams from Serie A, the Premier League, La Liga and the Bundesliga. Udinese looked for him in January, but my son preferred to stay at Tigre to finish the season there. Even before the call-up to the national team we had talked to important teams, now maybe others will arrive.”

Retegui, who is represented by Roma legend Francesco Totti’s agency, is eligible to play for Italy through descent, as his maternal grandfather originally came from Canicatti in Sicily.

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