Inter’s teenage forward Valentin Carboni has earned a surprise call-up to the senior Argentina squad.
The trequartista – who plays behind the strikers – will turn 18 on Sunday March 5.
He received the ideal gift, being named in the squad by World Cup winning coach Lionel Scaloni for their upcoming friendlies against Panama and Curaçao.
Valentin is part of a football family, as his father Ezequiel is currently the coach of the Monza youth team and his brother Franco is on loan from Inter to Monza.
Carboni has made four Serie A appearances under Simone Inzaghi this season, along with one cameo in the Champions League.
He above all impressed with the Primavera team, scoring four goals and providing two assists in 14 competitive appearances.
Other familiar faces in the squad for these two Argentina friendly matches include Udinese defender Nehuen Perez, Juventus pair Leandro Paredes and Angel Di Maria, Roma’s Paulo Dybala and Inter striker Lautaro Martinez.