By Omolagba Oluwayemi – Nigeria
DR Congo will soon start the process of making Aaron Wan-Bissaka switch nationality to play for them.
Wan-Bissaka who is fed up with his lack of playing time for the Three Lions has decided to play for the Leopards after initially rejecting them.
Wan-Bissaka earned his first senior England call-up at the start of the 2019-20 season, having made an impressive start with Manchester United following a move from Crystal Palace.
The lightning-quick defender had burst onto the Premier League scene with the Eagles over the previous 18-months and caught the eye under the guidance of former Three Lions manager Roy Hodgson.
A product of Palace’s academy having grown up in Croydon, Wan-Bissaka’s first England cap came at U20 level in March 2018 before he progressed into the U21s in September that year and was part of the squad which travelled to Italy for the U21 EURO Finals in 2019.
Ironically, he had previously played against England as a striker in 2015 when he featured for DR Congo’s U17s in a friendly match against the Young Lions at St. George’s Park.
The right-back happens to be England’s most well-stocked position and with the likes of Kyle Walker, Kieran Trippier, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Reece James.
It is unlikely he would ever get the chance to represent the Three Lions and with this development, DR Congo has decided to put up the necessary documents to allow their player the chance to represent them at the senior level.
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