REPORT: Aaron Wan-Bissaka Hoping for England Call-Up Despite DR Congo Contact

Manchester United full-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka insists he wants to continue to push for a place in the England squad despite pressure from DR Congo to switch allegiances.

The 23-year-old has represented both countries at youth level but is yet to make a senior appearance for either nation.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka Rebuffs DR Congo Approach and Hopes to Feature for England

Approach From DR Congo

According to Paul Joyce at The Times, representatives from the African nation have been in touch with the Manchester United full-back.

Born in Croydon, Wan-Bissaka is of Congolese descent and represented the Small Leopards once at U20 level in an 8-0 friendly defeat against England.

But, the former Crystal Palace man also featured for England at youth levels, making a combined five appearances for the U20s and U21s respectively.

Despite his association with England, DR Congo insist they still want the 23-year-old to be part of their senior set up at international level and are hopeful of persuading the youngster to switch allegiances.

England Ties

In addition to his five caps at youth level, Wan-Bissaka was also selected by England manager Gareth Southgate for the European Championship qualifiers against Kosovo and Bulgaria in August.

Despite the call-up, the Manchester United man did not feature. Although the strength in the England camp in the right-back position is one of stiff competition, the full-back is determined to push his way into Southgate’s squad.

Wan-Bissaka at Manchester United

Since joining the Red Devils in the summer of 2019, Wan-Bissaka has been a key part of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad.

He has made 18 appearances in all competitions this season, scoring his only goal for the club against Newcastle United, and providing one assist. During his time at Old Trafford, the full-back has made 64 appearances.

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