Manchester United English defender, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, has recently received an approach from the national team of DR Congo to represent them at the Africa Cup of Nations in 2024.
The 25-year-old, who was born in England but is of Congolese descent, is currently considering this opportunity, which would require a change in his international allegiance.
Should Wan-Bissaka accept the chance to play for DR Congo, it would be a temporary loss for Manchester United during the early months of the campaign that kicks off in January 2024.
Although the decision is yet to be made, Wan-Bissaka has a connection to DR Congo’s national team as he previously made a single appearance for their Under-20 side back in 2015.
Despite representing England at the Under-20 and Under-21 level, Wan-Bissaka is yet to make his senior debut for the national team making it possible for the nationality switch.
The defender’s only potential inclusion in the squad became evident when he was called up by manager Gareth Southgate for a pair of Euro 2020 qualifiers in September 2019. Unfortunately, he had to withdraw from the squad due to a back injury, returning to his club for recovery.
Now faced with a choice between England and DR Congo, Wan-Bissaka’s decision will have significant implications for both his club and his international career.
While the defender continues to weigh his options, fans eagerly await his final decision, which could shape the course of his footballing journey.
Do you have a story or an opinion to share? Email us on: email@example.com Or join the Daily Express WhatsApp channel for all the latest news and trends or join the Telegram Channel for the latest updates.