Arsenal youngster Alexei Rojas Fedorushchenko has been offered a scholarship deal, amid a three-way battle for his international future.
Arsenal fans have uncovered a post from the school account of Alexei Rojas Fedorushchenko confirming he’s been offered a scholarship deal with the club.
The young goalkeeper is part of a three-way fight for his international allegiance, having already received call-ups for England, Colombia, and Russia at youth levels.
Born in England, the goalkeeper featured with the England u15s back in 2019, but his Colombian father made him eligible for an appearance for the Colombia u17s, and his Russian mother recently earned him a Russia u17 call-up too.
Previously discussing the topic of his international future in an interview with Spanish outlet AS, the goalkeeper suggested his preference was for Colombia.
“I would choose the Colombian National Team, although I can play with the England National Team and even with Russia as well,” Rojas Fedorushchenko said in 2020.
“Among the three options, it seems to me that Colombian football is the best. I like Colombia a lot.”
But that’s always subject to change in the future, and Rojas Fedorushchenko wouldn’t be the first Arsenal youth player to change his international allegiance late on in his teenage years.
We’ve already seen Alex Iwobi trade England for Nigeria, and Marcelo Flores spend time with both Mexico and Canada.