England to fight with South American nation in order to call-up West Ham prospect

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It has been revealed that West Ham United midfielder Diego Poyet is at the centre of a tug of war between England and Uruguay.

West Ham United splashed out on a number of new signings this summer, but the addition of Charlton Athletic midfielder Diego Poyet seemed to slip somewhat under the radar. The 19-year-old arrived on a four-year contract after his contract at The Valley had expired, and made his first start for the club in their recent 2-1 defeat at Manchester United.

Despite the huge surroundings, Poyet impressed in that game, and Hammers fans are hopeful that the teenager will have a big future at Upton Park. Yet, his international future remains up in the air.

Born in Zaragoza, Spain, son of former Uruguay midfielder and current Sunderland boss Gus Poyet and raised in England, Poyet is eligible to represent all three - and now his father is telling him to make a decision after both England and Uruguay offered him call-ups at youth level.

"He has been called up by Uruguay for some friendlies ahead of the Under-20s World Cup next summer in New Zealand," said Gus. "The qualification games are in South America in January and February. He has also been called up for England and they want to see if he is available for them."

"It is a little bit of a difficult situation and I think he just needs some time to make up his own mind and make a decision," he added.

Poyet junior had said in January that he considers himself to be English, but would struggle to turn down an invitation from Uruguay.

With the Three Lions in need of a holding midfielder of the future, Poyet has the chance to represent the Three Lions for many years - but it will be a huge decision for him to make.

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