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Bayern Munich’s Jamal Musiala set to represent Germany

Wed 24 February 2021 | 13:05

The 17-year-old has chosen to favour Germany over England after representing the latter in most of his youth levels.

Bayern Munich

midfielder,

Jamal Musiala

, gave an end to the tug-of-war between

Germany

and

England

after choosing to represent the former at the international level.

The 17-year-old, who was born in Germany to a British-Nigerian father and a German mother, told

The Athletic

:  

"I've thought about this question a lot. What is best for my future? Where do I have more chances to play?"

"In the end, I just listened to the feeling that over a long period of time kept telling me that it was the right decision to play for Germany, the land I was born in.”

"Still, it wasn't an easy decision for me. England is home for me. It is difficult to find words for what England means for me because I have so many memories connected to very positive emotions.”

"I have a heart for Germany and a heart for England. Both hearts will keep on beating."

Before deciding to represent Germany, Musiala played for England in most youth levels of his career.

Back in January, Germany manager, Joachim Low expressed his desire to see Musiala on his senior squad, saying:

"ball is in his court"

.

Musiala is set to sign a contract with Bayern Munich on his 18th birthday, which will be on Friday, after enjoying a brief spell with

Southampton

and

Chelsea

.

Since his debut for the

Bundesliga

giants, Musiala became Bayern Munich’s youngest senior player and goalscorer, who recently became the second youngest player in the UCL knockout stages to score a goal.

Bayern Munich head-coach, Hansi Flick, praised the player after their 4-1 win against

Lazio

, saying:

"We are happy that Jamal made a great performance and so did the whole team. Of course, his goal made him stand out. He is very confident on the ball and can play well between the lines.”

"He has a great eye and feeling for choosing the right spaces. So, he did his job well, just like everyone else. We're always happy about a goal and we are very satisfied.”

"It was decisive to have someone like him, as we need possession and we wanted to outnumber the opponent in the different zones between the lines and the half spaces. He did that very well."

Musiala, who was expected to move to the

Premier League

at some point of his career, is expected to sign a contract extending till 2026 with a weekly income of £100,000 at Allianz Arena, reports

The Guardian

.


source: SportMob