Palermo's Argentine Matias Silvestre wants Italy call

Palermo’s Argentine defender Matias Silvestre has declared he wants to play for Italy.

Palermo’s Argentine defender Matias Silvestre has declared he wants to play for Italy.

The 27-year-old has been in Serie A since joining Catania in 2008 and, thanks to his ancestors, has an Italian passport.

‚ÄúConsidering my Italian origins, I would be proud to wear the Italy shirt,‚ÄĚ Silvestre told RAI Sport.

“I grew up, in football terms, in Italy, so this does feel like my home. I hope to receive an Azzurri call, as I continue to do my work on the field and try to prove I can play for the Nazionale.

‚ÄúI will carry on waiting and improving. And hoping.‚ÄĚ

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