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Man United’s Aaron Wan-Bissaka might be tempted to represent DR Congo

DR Congo’s national side has approached Manchester United defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka, and there is a possibility that he might decide to switch his international allegiance from England.

DR Congo wants Aaron Wan-Bissaka as part of their squad for the 2024 AFCON tournament. Wan-Bissaka, who has played for England at the Under-20 and Under-21 levels, is considering the opportunity to switch his international allegiance from England to DR Congo.

Although he was called up to the England senior squad in 2019, he didn’t make an appearance, and he is still uncapped at the senior level, making him eligible to play for DR Congo.

The decision of Aaron Wan-Bissaka to accept the offer from DR Congo for the AFCON 2024 tournament may pose challenges for Manchester United. If he participates, the club could potentially lose the defender for over a month due to his international commitments.

Additionally, with first-choice goalkeeper Andre Onana expected to play for Cameroon in the same tournament, Manchester United may face challenges in key positions during that period.

The potential participation of Amad Diallo (Ivory Coast), Hannibal Mejbri (Tunisia), and Sofyan Amrabat (Morocco) in AFCON 2024 could further impact Manchester United. The club may see several key players represent their respective national teams. The absence of these players during the tournament may lead to adjustments and challenges for the team.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka, currently in the final season of his contract at Manchester United, is facing an uncertain future. The club has the option to activate a 12-month extension clause in his existing deal, providing them with additional time to make decisions about his contract. Wan-Bissaka’s performances and contributions, especially after recovering from injury, may influence the club’s decisions regarding his future at Old Trafford.

Ethan Dempsey
Ethan Dempsey
Ethan is a lifelong football fan. When he is not obsessing over the Premier League games, Ethan likes to read fantasy tomes, watch football documentaries and waste hours upon hours on video games.
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