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Alejandro Romero

Kaku makes one-time switch to join Paraguay's national team

04:11 GMT+3 24/05/2018
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The New York Red Bulls star has opted to leave his native Argentina to join a South American rival at the international level

New York Red Bulls designated player Alejandro “Kaku” Romero Gamarra has completed his one-time switch to join the Paraguay national team setup. 

The 23-year-old played for Argentina at the youth level, including playing for the country at the 2015 U-20 World Cup in New Zealand, but had never been called into the senior squad. 

Currently the MLS leader in assists with nine in nine matches, Kaku's switch has been completed and he has been called into Paraguay's camp for an international friendly against Japan on June 12.

The Red Bulls signed Kaku in February from Huracan in Argentina on a designated player deal and so far the move has paid off well, with New York top of the league in points earned per match played. 

With three goals to go along with his nine assists, Kaku has slotted in well Jesse Marsch's side and he, along with MLS leading scorer Bradley Wright-Phillips, helping form a dynamic attack. 

He will be joining up with another MLS playmaker, Atlanta United's Miguel Almiron, at the international level. 

Kaku will leave the Red Bulls to join up with Paraguay on June 4.