Bayern Munich starlet Jamal Musiala has revealed why he has decided to represent Germany at international level instead of England.
Musiala was born in Stuttgart to a German mother and British-Nigerian father before they all moved to England when Jamal was seven.
While in England the now 17-year-old played with Chelsea for eight years before returning to Germany two years ago to play for Bayern.
Since his return Musiala has made over 25 appearances for the German giants and became the club’s youngest Champions League goalscorer on Tuesday night when he netted against Lazio.
Speaking to The Athletic about his international decision Musiala said: “England is home for me. It is difficult to find words for what England means for me because I have so many memories connected to very positive emotions.
“I have a heart for Germany and a heart for England. Both hearts will keep on beating.”
“I’ve thought about this question a lot, what is best for my future? Where do I have more chances to play?
“In the end, I just listened to the feeling that over a long period of time kept telling me that it was the right decision to play for Germany, the land I was born in. Still, it wasn’t an easy decision for me.”
Joshua Kimmich and Serge Gnabry were reportedly pressing the starlet to represent Germany during Bayern training with current national team manager Joachim Low speaking to Musiala last month.