Manchester United defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka looks set to snub England and represent the Democratic Republic of Congo – if his Instagram bio is anything to go by.
The 22-year-old right-back, born in London and of Congolese descent, is yet to feature for either nation at senior level, making him eligible for both.
After making one appearance for DR Congo Under-20s in 2015, Wan-Bissaka appeared to choose England by playing for the Young Lions on numerous occasions.
However, having found himself at the bottom of Gareth Southgate’s pecking order, it seems the £45m defender may have decided to represent DR Congo instead.
He had an England badge in his Instagram bio, but he has removed and replaced it with a Congolese one.
England are blessed with depth in the right-back position, with Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold likely to be first-choice for years to come.
Chelsea’s Reece James was recently called up to the England squad over Wan-Bissaka when Raheem Sterling dropped out, while Kyle Walker and Kieran Trippier are also ahead of the Man United man.
Wan-Bissaka’s former Crystal Palace teammate, Wilfried Zaha, famously snubbed England in favour of the Ivory Coast.
And speaking on talkSPORT yesterday, Eagles winger Andros Townsend suggested his fellow forward should’ve stayed patient.
“If he’d waited probably a month or two, he really took off at Palace and he would have been straight in that England squad,” Townsend said.
“Unfortunately, he’s chosen the Ivory Coast and he’s flourishing for them.”