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Adnan Januzaj: Which country will he play for?

Will the 18-year old sensation pick Albania? (©GettyImages)
Will the 18-year old sensation pick Albania? (©GettyImages).

On October 19, teenage left-winger Adnan Januzaj signed a new five-year deal with Manchester United.

There was a lot of speculation whether David Moyes would get Januzaj's signature before his current contract would come to an end.

But the new United manager succeeded in getting Januazaj for another five years. Still, there is still one question surrounding Januzaj's future that football fans remain interested in.

We are all wondering where will Adnan Januzaj play his international football. He has several countries that would be more than happy to have United's newest star in their squad. But it looks like it won't be just Adnan's decision. 

While having his first television interview for Kosovo's KTV, which took place before Januzaj signed a new deal with Red Devils, he admitted that he loves to play football for Manchester United and that he would love to stay at Old Trafford.

But he is yet to decide which country he wants to represent internationally, as he has some options from which he needs to choose one. 

Januzaj was born in Belgium and also lived there until he was 16, so he is fully eligible to play for Belgium. He was born to Kosovar-Albanian parents, so he can also represent Albania, or even Serbia due to the disputed status over his parents' homeland of Kosovo.

It is unlikely that Januzaj will pick Serbia, or even Belgium. He was called up for the Belgian youth teams, but always refused to play for them. There has also been some speculation that Januzaj could play for England, but this speculation didn't last long, as the player does not meet the requirements to play as yet. To make it happen, there are some unique rules he needs to meet first - to engage in a minimum of five years education under the age of 18 within the territory of the relevant association.

So there doesn't need to be a lot of speculation where Januzaj will play internationally at the moment. It is not for sure, but most probably we can say that he will play for Albania.

The player also said that he will probably let his father to decide which country he should represent, and we can assume that he will pick his home country. 

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