Is it time for a late Argentina comeback for Papu Gómez?


With Argentina’s World Cup qualifying campaign flagging, could Atalanta ace Papu Gómez be the right fit for the Albiceleste?

In a week where Argentina’s youth football has come under renewed scrutiny after a troubled qualification campaign to the 2018 World Cup, the mind skips back to 2007 when the likes of Sergio Aguero, Angel Di Maria and Ever Banega fired the under-20s to World Cup glory.

After more than ten years of domination at this level, 2007 was to be the peak before it all came crashing down and while several of that talented young group have been household names in Argentina and Europe for many a year, Alejandro Papu Gómez is only now making people sit up and take notice.

Papu might be about to turn 29 but the pint-sized forward has become the inspirational figurehead behind Atalanta’s remarkable rise up the Serie A table.

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