Manchester United right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka could reportedly turn his back on the England national team if he is not included in Gareth Southgate’s upcoming squad.
The 23-year-old has yet to play for the senior team and has only been called up once before when he was forced to withdraw due to injury.
If it becomes apparent that Wan-Bissaka is not in Southgate’s plans for the future, he may commit to the Democratic Republic of Congo, according to The Athletic.
In the right-back spot, England has a wealth of talent, with Trent Alexander-Arnold of Liverpool, Kyle Walker of Manchester City, and Kieran Trippier of Atletico Madrid currently in the senior set-up.
Wan-Bissaka, Reece James of Chelsea, James Justin of Leicester City, and Tariq Lamptey of Brighton & Hove Albion have all impressed in the Premier League and could be called up.
However, the former Crystal Palace defender – who has played for Congo’s Under-20s on one occasion – is unlikely to be picked by Southgate at the moment, which may contribute to him switching allegiances, putting the Three Lions in danger of losing out on yet another player.
However, the former Crystal Palace defender – who has played for Congo’s Under-20s once – is unlikely to be picked by Southgate at the moment, which may contribute to him switching allegiances, possibly denying the Three Lions another talented prospect.
Wan-Bissaka, who joined United in June 2019 for £50 million, has made 36 appearances in all competitions this season, scoring twice and assisting three times.