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Torres' nephew 'Rooney' tracked by Arsenal and Chelsea

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Mexican striker Antonio Michael Pedroza Whitham is being monitored by English coaches and a Premier League duo ahead of the Under-20 World Cup, reports the Daily Mail.

The English-born forward, who plays for Jaguares de Chiapas in the Mexican Premier League is eligible to play for Mexico or England.

And England coaches are tracking the 20-year-old, compared to Manchester United's Javier Hernandez, to try to tempt him to play for England in this summer's World Cup, while Arsenal and Chelsea are also tracking the youngster.

Pedroza said: "My dad is Mexican, my mother, English. I was born in England, but I came to Mexico when I was a boy. I feel very Mexican," he said.

 

"I would be happy for this opportunity, I would have never expected to be considered to represent England's Under 20s. I love Mexico for the time I have spent here, but if I don't have an opportunity to represent Mexico I would accept the opportunity to play for England."

His team-mates have nicknamed the player 'Rooney' after the United forward because of his English roots and the forward could come up against England this summer, as the two sides are in the same group in this summer's World Cup.

Pedroza was guided into the game by his uncle Oscar Fernando 'El Rambo' Torres, who was also a fellow professional.

Both Arsenal and Chelsea have had the starlet on trial, while Fulham and Roma are also keen on the forward.

Arsenal and Chelsea have watched in vein as United's Mexican starlet Hernandez has helped fire the club to their 19th league title.

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