Diego’s dad Gus told the Daily Mirror “He has been called up by Uruguay for some friendlies ahead of the Under-20s World Cup next summer in New Zealand. The qualification games are in South America in January and February. He has also been called up for England and they want to see if he is available for them. It is a little bit of a difficult situation and I think he just needs some time to make up his own mind and make a decision.”
“It is not fair to go for one country and then change to another. When he made a decision to play for England it was as an Under-16 and he had no choice of going to Uruguay as he was still at school. His mother, my wife, and I decided you can’t go to Uruguay for a month and miss out on school – no chance. Now he is a professional football player and he is free to travel any time. It is a decision he has to make and it is getting very close, but it is not easy because it is not simple for him. His family is from Uruguay but he has lived for 15 years in England. It could go either way.
“My wife and I will put our thoughts to him but without too much pressure. I have said to him ‘you need to decide’ because I don’t want him to do something, then five years later he comes up to me and says you made me do that.I want it to be his decision and he has got to make it pretty soon. He is getting well known now in Uruguay because this is the first case of its type, but I suppose it is a nice problem to have.”