The manager of Spain’s Under-21 national team has stated that Stefan Bajcetic will resume playing during the international break in September.
The 18-year-old Spaniard hasn’t played for Liverpool since March due to an adductor injury, but the Reds haven’t used him as a substitute in any of their previous three Premier League games as they carefully monitor his recovery.
His strong performance the previous year led to early predictions that he would be called up to the Spain Under-21 squad for the European Championship this summer. Such dreams were dashed by injury, but the 18-year-old has already received his first call-up for the international break this month.
Spain’s 2025 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying campaign begins today against Malta. Spain then plays Scotland the following Monday, a match in which Bajcetic might line up opposite Liverpool teammate Ben Doak.
And the young Reds player is well enough to make his international debut, according to Santi Denia, manager of Spain’s Under-21 team.
I wanted him to meet the gang, so I brought him here. He has a work schedule that we were already aware of and will maintain, he told AS, as reported by Sport Witness.
Although he hasn’t played, we are excited to give him minutes even though playing for Liverpool is incredibly challenging. He has signed up for the club.
The Reds proceeded to reinvent Bajcetic as a defensive midfielder last season, during which time he made 19 appearances for Liverpool. He was a center back before to being acquired from Celta Vigo in December 2020, though.
And Denia has acknowledged that he considers the teenager a possibility for Spain Under-21 in both places.
He added that “when he played in the lower ranks, he played central.” “I believe he can provide us alternatives in that circumstance.
“It might act as many different roles as [Hugo] Guillamon did in the generation before. He supports that function after we discussed, I believe.