DI SANTO: NATIONAL TEAM CAREER EXAMINED

Franco Di Santo featured for both the u-20 team and the senior team during his time with the Argentine national team. The striker began his national team career in the u-20 set-up and he went on to score five times in 25 appearances over a three-year period. Franco Di Santo played for the u-20 team for the first time in 2006 and his last appearance for the team was in 2009.

Di Santo registered his first goal for the u-20 team against France. He was part of the Argentina u-20 squad to the 2007 edition of the South American Youth Championship in Paraguay. Franco Di Santo was unable to inspire his team to win the tournament after finishing second to Brazil who won via a two-point advantage. The striker was also given an invitation for the 2009 edition of the South American Youth Championship in Venezuela, but it was blocked by Premier League outfit Chelsea mainly due to the injury crisis at the club. Franco Di Santo had an average of one goal in five games over the course of his time with the u-20 team.

DI SANTO URGES CEBALLOS TO SIGN FOR CRYSTAL PALACE

Premier League club Crystal Palace have registered an interest in signing Real Madrid star Dani Ceballos, according to multiple reports especially from England. He has been linked with a possible €18 million move to Crystal Palace and with the way things are looking at the moment, the deal could be possible.
According to a report by Spanish outlet Fichajes, Dani Ceballos is the subject of interest from South London outfit Crystal Palace over a move in the summer transfer window. The Eagles are prepared to pay around €18 million to prise the Spanish midfielder away from Real Madrid.

FRANCO DI SANTO SAYS HE CAN PLAY TILL HE'S 40

Former Schalke 04 star Franco di Santo has revealed that he has what it takes to play till he's 40 years old. The 32-year-old held a recent interview where he revealed that he still feels way younger than his age and would also be very much willing to maintain his current shape and fitness so he can try to achieve his aim of playing till he's at least 40 years of age. When asked if he has what it takes to do that, he revealed that he is a huge fan of AC Milan's Sweden international veteran striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who has passed 40 years but is still playing at the highest level.

DI SANTO: CHELSEA CAREER REVIEWED

Argentine striker Franco Di Santo signed for Premier League heavyweights Chelsea from AudaxItaliano in the Chilean league. Chelsea paid around £3.4m to sign him as a teenager officially during the 2008 winter transfer window.

DI-‘SANTO: 2009 FA CUP FINAL REVIEWED

Franco Di Santo was far from being a regular in the Chelsea team,but that didn't stop him from being a part of the Chelsea squad that won the 2008/09 FA Cup title by winning the 2009 FA Cup final clash with Merseyside giants Everton. Franco Di Santo was named in the 18-man squad for the Everton game by interim Chelsea manager GuusHiddink.

DI SANTO: 2013 FA CUP FINAL

Argentine striker Franco Di Santo was part of the Wigan Athletic squad that made history by reaching the 2013 FA Cup final. Wigan Athletic saw off teams such as Bournemouth, Macclesfield Town, Huddersfield Town, Everton and Millwallbefore reaching the final under the guidance of Spanish tactician Roberto Martinez.

Final opponents Manchester City reached the final by beating clubs like Watford, Stoke City, Leeds United, Barnsley and Premier League rivals Chelsea. Manchester City went into the 2013 FA Cup final as overwhelming favourites, but Franco Di Santo and Wigan Athletic had other ideas.

DI SANTO: LIFE AFTER WIGAN ATHLETIC

Argentine striker Franco Di Santo might not be an household name in the Premier League but he's still known to several teams in the English top flight after he turned out for a lot of teams during his stay in the United Kingdom (UK).

Franco Di Santo moved to England as a teenager with Chelsea paying a little over £3m to secure his transfer from AudaxItaliano in the Chilean league. He spent some time on loan at Blackburn Rovers as a Chelsea player and went on to play almost 100 games for Wigan Athletic.

DI SANTO: BLACKBURN ROVERS CAREER UNVEILED

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Argentine international Franco Di Santo scored three goals in 22 games in the Premier League while he was on loan at Blackburn Rovers from West London giants Chelsea.

FDS: ARGENTINA NATIONAL TEAM CAREER REVEALED

San Lorenzo striker Franco Di Santo (FDS) tasted national team football for the first time in Argentina when he was called up to the u-20 team several years ago. In 2006, Di Santo played his first match for the Argentina u-20 team and his debut goal for his side came against France. Franco Di Santo was part of the Argentine u-20 squad to the 2007 South American Youth Championship which was hosted by Paraguay.

DI SANTO: WIGAN CAREER EXAMINED

Argentine striker Franco Di Santo didn't make the expected impact at West London giants Chelsea and that prompted the move to Wigan Athletic two years after his move to Stamford Bridge. The San Lorenzo player came to the Premier League as a hot prospect following his transfer from AudaxItaliano in the South American nation of Chile.

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