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Manchester United star to represent Turkey or Kosovo

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Manchester United winger Adnan Januzaj has moved a step closer to pledging his international future, after his father revealed that he's chosen to play for either Turkey or Kosovo.

According to Turkish sports channel NTV Sport, the 19-year-old - who is eligible to play for several different countries including England, Belgium and Albania - is ready to commit himself, having previously delayed the decision, despite receiving call-ups from various national team squads.

"My son will play for either Kosovo or Turkey," Abedin Januzaj is quoted as saying.

The Red Devils starlet has impressed during his breakthrough season at Old Trafford, prompting enquiries from a number of different countries.

David Moyes has integrated Januzaj into his first-team in 2013/14, and the youngster has been tipped for a bright future in the game, after turning in a series of impressive Manchester United performances.

The Turkish Football Federation have already made their move to secure the talented teenager's services, with head coach Fatih Terim recently revealing an approach.

"The TFF president, staff and myself have asked Januzaj to play for Turkey," he said. "His father is Turkish, his mother is Kosovan and Albania, England, Kosovo, Belgium all want him to represent their country.

"We are working towards the possibility of Januzaj playing for Turkey, I mean if he decided he wants to play for us we have the right to play him."

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