The 19-year-old footballer is also eligible to represent Australia and Scotland, but would have opted for the Peruvian team.
Alexander Robertson has a contract with Manchester City until June 2023./
The success story of Gianluca Lapadula ended up convincing the Peruvian Football Federation (FPF) that the universe of players summoned to the selectionit was much broader than was presumed if one sought beyond the coast, mountains and jungle. Under this scenario, elements with dual or multiple nationalities began to be viewed with special attention from Videna.
It is thus that the name of Alexander RobertsonIt appeared on the horizon some time ago, but recently it gained more strength because it would have chosen to play for the “Bicolor” leaving aside countries like England, Scotland and Australia. However, many wonder who is this soccer player who arouses curiosity (and enthusiasm) among national fans.
Alexander Robertson was born in Scotland, but grew up in Sydney. He is from a Peruvian mother and an Australian father, Mark Robertson, who has a past in the ‘Socceroos’. The family later moved to England, where they still reside today.
At just 19 years old, he is a young promise for Manchester City and has even trained on several occasions with the first team led by multi-champion Pep Guardiola.
Alexander Robertson training with Raheem Sterling./
“He has several nationalities, but he wants to play for Peru. He can play as a mixed midfielder or a central midfielder, he has good handling of the ball, as all the players Manchester asks for should be. He played with the Under 17 of England”, said last Wednesday Pablo Bossi, head of the FPF Recruitment department.
Bossi has now requested Alexander Robertsonthat you can start your procedures to obtain the DNI and thus be eligible for the Peruvian selection. “The problem is in the paperwork, because her mother left when she was very young (from Peru) and so she does not have her DNI and she does not have her birth certificate either. She is managing to find the papers to start the paperwork. We are working together with her to be able to do the documentation so that he can be called up”, he added in an interview with Successful Sports.
The talented player He has played for Manchester City since 2017, although he spent the last season on loan at Ross County in the Scottish Premiership. He also played alongside Jude Bellingham (a Borussia Dortmund star) in England's youth teams, passing through the Under 16s, Under 17s and Under 18s.
Alex Robertson plays as a mixed or front row midfielder. He has a lot of branding and partnership ability, as well as significant on-field deployment. Likewise, he has a good touch on the ball, arrival at the rival area, long-distance shot and, above all, goal. He is not afraid to stand in front of the goalkeeper and define with left or right.
Alexander Robertson was included in 2020 in 'The Guardian' list of the 60 best young footballers in the world.
Report from the newspaper 'The Guardian' about the young promises of world football. /