Nigerian Bayern Munich Player Opts for Germany over England
Jamal Musiala scored for Bayern Munich against Lazio in the UEFA Champions League last night.
Musiala has pledged his international allegiance to Germany, his country of birth, according to reports in Germany.
The winger, 17, was born in Stuttgart but spent much of his childhood in England, playing for Chelsea’s academy.
Bild report on Musiala picking Joachim Low over Gareth Southgate following lengthy talks.
Germany national team chief Oliver Bierhoff held discussions with the teenager and his family in recent weeks, with his father a British-Nigerian and mother a German.
Former striker Bierhoff told Bild: “We had a very good and open conversation, now let’s wait and see how the boy decides from the heart which country he plays for.
“We clearly showed him what we think of him and that we are convinced that he can and will become a national player, but that is a very personal decision.”