Argentina U23 manager Javier Mascherano could consider including Tottenham Hotspur’s Cristian Romero in his squad for the Olympics, according to TyC Sports.

On March 25th, the centre-back revealed he’s keen to represent his country in Paris in the summer.

Argentina manager Lionel Scaloni is set to include the Tottenham player in the squad for the Copa América that will take place between June 10th and July 14th.

The Olympics will start on July 26th and if Romero were to be included in the squad, he will miss pre-season with Spurs and Ange Postecoglou could possibly be without the 25-year-old for the start of the next season.

Mascherano is looking to include a goalkeeper, defender and a striker above the age of 23 in the squad for the Olympics. As per the report, he has identified the Tottenham star and Benfica’s Nicolás Otamendi as two candidates for defence.

It’s claimed the former Liverpool midfielder will make a trip to Europe to hold talks with the clubs and will try to use the players’ desire to appeal to them.

He will also have discussions with senior players to find out ‘if they can negotiate’ with their respective clubs.

TyC Sports state ‘everything will depend’ on clubs as they aren’t obliged to release their players for Olympics since this isn’t part of the FIFA calendar.

This means Tottenham hold power on whether or not to release Romero for the Olympics.