Probably not, if the coach/program thinks at that time he can really be of help. But that doesn't make waiting a 'no cost' option, in my view, assuming Dest would like to supplement a promising (hypothetically great) club career with a full international career. With us, Dest might be a star, who could contribute over several cycles. I would add in next year's Olympic Games as a signing bonus. As a contrast, Rossi only wanted to play for Italy, even if that meant never playing for Italy's full MNT. That was the right choice for him. Dest seems (logically) somewhat ambivalent, but he certainly hasn't been dismissive of us. I think if he dives into our program right now, he will get the full benefit, and it's very unlikely (imo) that 10 years from now - having chosen us at 18 - he'll wake up thinking, 'Man, I should have waited.'