Adnan Januzaj has finally selected the Belgium national team as his nation of choice despite initially being available to declare his interest in playing for the English national team, Mirror reports.
England have been keeping a close eye on Manchester United’s Adnan Januzaj, who became eligible to play for England under residency rule, as they see him as a hot prospect for the future of England.
The United player born in Brussels was always known of the interest from the English FA to make him an England player, but his future options were never specified until now.
Three Lions boss Roy Hodgson can now cross Januzaj off his list of players as the 19-year-old declared his intentions of representing Belgium instead of England.
Marc Wilmots, the Belgium manager, released a statement on his Twitter account saying “I have received official confirmation that Adnan Januzaj wishes to play for the Belgian national team for the rest of his career!
“This is good news and I am delighted that such a talented player is available for selection for the Red Devils.”
The decision now puts the young winger in contention for Belgium’s 23-man World Cup squad.