Bayern Munich teenager Jamal Musiala has been tipped to pledge his international future to Germany instead of England, having previously represented the two at junior level.
Still a month before his 18th birthday, Musiala has made the senior breakthrough with Bayern this season and has already made 19 appearances and scored three goals, propelling him into the limelight amid transfer interest from Premier League clubs.
Bild now expects Musiala to commit to Bayern, as well as Germany.
The attacking midfielder / winger was born in Germany in 2003, but his family then moved to England at the age of seven and it was there that his footballing career took off.
Musiala briefly trained at Southampton academy at a young age, before being spotted by Chelsea in 2011. He spent the next eight years with the Blues and by the time he left at 16 to join the Bayern in the summer of 2019, he lived in England longer than his native Germany.
Musiala played for England at the Under-15, Under-16, Under-17 and Under-21 level, although he also came for Germany at the Under-16 level. .
It was not until November that a DFB academy coach said Musiala “saw her future with England’s national teams”. But that may now have changed.
If Musiala declares himself for Germany, it would make him a second teenage talent to turn his back on England in a matter of months. Former Arsenal youngster Yunus Musah grew up in England at the age of nine after his family moved from Italy, but made his international debut in the United States, the country of his birth, in November .
Musah left Arsenal to join Valencia in 2019 and made his debut in the first team this season.
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