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DFB wants to convince England U21 star Jamal Musiala to play for Germany

By Henrik Petersen

Germany general manager Oliver Bierhoff hopes to convince England under-21 international Jamal Musiala to play for 'Die Mannschaft'.

Oliver Bierhoff.
Oliver Bierhoff.Photo: Steffen Prößdorf, CC BY-SA 4.0

The German Football Association will 'continue to keep an eye' on Bayern München youngster Jamal Musiala even though the 17-year-old is currently in favor of representing England, says Germay general manager Oliver Bierhoff.


Born in Stuttgart to a Nigerian father and a German mother, Musiala moved to England at the age of seven. Last year, he returned to Germany, joining Bayern München's youth ranks from Chelsea.

The attacking midfielder, who is eligible to play for both countries, made his debut for the England under-21 side in November, but Bierhoff hasn't given up hope that he could change his mind and play for 'Die Mannschaft' in the future.

"Jamal Musiala is a very interesting player, who we are watching because of his DFB past and current performances," Bierhoff told Sport1 and continued:

"There was already contact between him and our DFB officials a few months ago. He has currently decided to play for the England under-21 national team, which we of course respect.

"However, we will continue to keep an eye on him and of course keep discussing whether his stance can change."

Musiala has scored three goals in 15 games for Bayern's senior side so far.


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