Manchester United right back Aaron Wan-Bissaka will ‘turn his back on England to play for DR Congo’ if Gareth Southgate overlooks him again this month for the World Cup qualifiers
Wan-Bissaka has not made a senior appearance for the Three Lions, having been forced to withdraw from the squad when he received his only call-up to date in August 2019.
The Manchester United star, despite his excellence from a defensive point of view, finds himself behind Trent Alexander-Arnold, Kieran Trippier, Reece James and Kyle Walker in the pecking order with England having a wealth of options at right back.
And according to The Athletic, should Wan-Bissaka miss out on England selection for the March World Cup qualifying triple-header, there is believed to be an increasing likelihood he will commit his future to DR Congo.
The 23-year-old, who was born in England but is of Congolese descent, has represented both countries at youth level.
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Wan-Bissaka played one game for DR Congo’s Under 20s in 2015 but then represented England at the same level and has also played for the Under 21s.
Southgate is set to name his squad for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers on March 18, and soon Wan-Bissaka could slip through England’s fingers.
England take on San Marino, Albania and then finally Poland in the space of seven days at the end of March.