Manchester United right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka is reportedly going to opt to play for DR Congo on the international stage.

The young 23-year old defender was born in London and has 5 caps for England at the U-20 and U-20 level. However, prior to this, he did have 1 cap for DR Congo at the U-20 level before choosing to play for the country of his birth.

Wan-Bissaka is eligible to play for the Leopards because of his Congolese heritage and they would welcome him with open arms.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka has failed to make it into England’s national team, however. He was called-up by England manager Gareth Southgate back in August 2019 but the Manchester United fullback was forced to withdraw from the squad back then.

He has not been selected ever since. England has an abundance of right backs, unfortunately with Trent Alexander-Arnold, Kieran Trippier, Reece James and Kyle Walker, all ahead of him in the pecking order.

Wan-Bissaka may be one of the best defensive fullbacks in world football but he is not as strong as his English counterparts on the attacking side. This has been the major reason to why he has not been preferred by Southgate.

Rumour has it that if Wan-Bissaka is not selected for England’s international matches in March then he will opt to switch his loyalties and commit to DR Congo at the international level.

Gareth Southgate will be releasing his squad for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers on 18th March.

Wan-Bissaka’s international allegiance hangs in the balance until then.