In a bid to strengthen the Polish national football team, head coach Michał Probierz has initiated talks with Argentine midfielder Santiago Hezze, according to reports from WP Sportowe Fakty.
Hezze, a defensive midfielder currently playing for Olympiakos Pireus, obtained Polish citizenship in January. Despite having only represented Argentina at the youth level, the 22-year-old is now eligible to play for the White and Reds.
The prospect of Hezze donning the Polish jersey has captured the interest of Coach Michał Probierz, who has already engaged in discussions with the player. While no final commitments were made during their conversation, both are set to meet in Greece soon. It is during this meeting that Hezze is expected to reveal whether he chooses to play for the Polish national team.
Born in Buenos Aires, Hezze pursued a second passport due to Olympiakos’ desire to increase flexibility in player transfers from non-European Union countries. As the White and Reds contend for a spot in this year’s European Championships through playoffs, facing Estonia in March, a potential final showdown awaits against the victor between Wales and Finland.
The decision of Santiago Hezze, whose grandmother has Polish roots, to join the Polish national team could provide a valuable addition to their midfield as they strive for success on the international stage.