Hello. My names in Andrés. I am from Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina. From since I was a young boy I have always loved football. It is the thing I wake up for, the thing I think about when I go to bed. I have always dreamed of being a footballer - specifically a midfielder, my creativity being my strongest feat - or at least that's what my old coach said.
He also spoke of my versatility. Although he saw me as a Centre Midfielder, he also said I could play anywhere in midfield - even up front. Personally, I see myself as an Attacking Midfielder, though. I like being up there attacking and creating goals. Scoring them too, sometimes.
When I was younger, I was the best at football in my area. That's what people said. I wasn't too sure at first, but people began to speak with me - football scouts. They said I had what it took. One day I went to try out for the world renowned team, Boca Juniors. I impressed the coach there - but I apparently also impressed a scout from Europe, from Spain. I was given two offers after that day, one to join Boca Juniors and one to join the Spanish team Real Sociedad. I eventually decided on joining the team in Spain, as everyone agreed that it would be a huge step for me and maybe a root to my dream of one day playing for Argentina. My family are not particularly poor, but they could not all go. My older brother, who also wanted to leave Argentina, went with me and became my legal guardian. I had to give up time with my family to do the thing I loved.
I spent three years in Sociedad training and improving. I matured a great deal in my time there. I not only played, but I watched the Senior team whenever I could and grew to love them. To this day they are my favourite football team. Unfortunately, I had to leave them.
Around two months ago I learned that my mother was extremely ill, and that she could even die within a few months. Of course, I would want to be with my mother through this time. Sociedad offered me a chance to leave for a while and then return later but I simply could not, I wanted to stay with my mother for as long as I could, so I returned to Argentina.
I am by no means giving up though. I realise that there are many clubs in Argentina and in my time in Sociedad I have gained somewhat of a reputation - people recognise me as somewhat of a prodigy. I have been called a wonderkid before. I heard in the news that Sociedad were extremely disappointed to lose me, and I feel bad, but I know that my mother is more important. Anyway, I do not mean to seem arrogant, but I am sure any team in the country would be interested in signing me.
I have been completely out of football since I returned, though. My mother is okay at the moment, but they still say she has limited time to live, so I've been reluctant to return to football. I think my time is now, though, I am starting to slow down in my improvement and I am not very fit.
For now, all I can do is wait. My agent, who I met in Sociedad, is still working with me. He says he will do whatever it takes to find the right club for me. I am thankful for that, so all I can do is wait and try to ignore rumours in the papers.