Bayern Munich wonderkid Jamal Musiala recently earned his maiden call-up for the England U21 team but could still decide to play for Germany and Nigeria. The talented 17-year-old played for Germany at U16 level but recently rejected a call-up for the U21 squad. England U21 manager Aidy Boothroyd has admitted that the wonderkid’s international career could change even though he rejected a call-up from the Germans and accepted the call from England.
“Nothing is written in stone and we are just doing what we would do with any other player at this moment in time,” Boothroyd said. “He is a good player who deserves to be stretched and that’s why he is in the U21 team. After that, it is completely down to him. He has to get past the competition in terms of the players ahead of him [to reach senior level].”
“He needs to push himself further to grow to get into his club team in Germany. It won’t be an issue that he plays in that country so we want to create an environment that he flourishes in”, Boothroyd added. “If he joins us, then great, but we can’t do too much about it.” Musiala was born in Stuttgart and he has a German mother and Nigerian father, making him also eligible for the Super Eagles.