Karl Robinson says West Ham loanee Diego Poyet should be in Uruguay squad already

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The talented 20-year-old is currently on loan at MK Dons.

West Ham United are certainly enjoying a top start to the Premier League season. They have beaten the likes of Manchester City, Arsenal, Liverpool and most recently Chelsea which has seen them rise to third in the Premier League table - just two points off of Manchester City and Arsenal at the top.

Of course the club improved this summer which saw some of their players having to move on to find regular first-team football.

One such player was Diego Poyet. The former Charlton Athletic star and son of recently appointed AEK Athens manager Gus Poyet joined up with MK Dons for the season back in August.

He has impressed in the Championship and his current loan boss has made a big claim about the 20-year-old. He has suggested that Poyet,who played for England up to under-17 level, should already be in the Uruguay senior team.

He is quoted by The Mirror as stating:

“It's a pity that Diego chose his father's roots! I feel sorry for him because he’s chosen Uruguay and he should be in that squad.

“It’s a very ageing squad. He should be with Uruguay because he’s 20-years-old and should get a chance in some of their senior friendlies.

“I’d like to think he’ll get called up very soon and if he doesn’t then I’ll be having a word to say: ‘there’s another country with Three Lions on the shirt…’ I’d probably be too scared of Gus!”

Poyet is certainly a big talent for the future and if he can continue to perform well at Milton Keynes he may very well be in with a chance of playing regular football with West Ham in the Premier League.

As for Uruguay, that international cap will surely come in time.

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