England risk losing Madueke
In the same week in which it was revealed that Manchester United full-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka may look to choose to represent DR Congo over England, Gareth Southgate’s side are at risk of losing yet another young talent to another country.
The PSV attacking midfielder Noni Madueke has spoken positively about the thought of joining the Oranje.
“Really? Is that possible? Wow, I really didn’t know that at all,” the attacker replied when asked if he would consider it. “That would also be a great option. I really have a lot of admiration for Dutch football, which of course has come a long way at many major tournaments. With a very talented crop coming up again.”
“But, if I stay at PSV or in the Netherlands for at least 2.5 years, in theory I could therefore also represent the Netherlands? I really feel completely at home here, so who knows how things will turn out in the future. are an option, I certainly do not rule it out.”
If Madueke wishes to compete at England he will have a tough time trying to get into an attacking midfield role over the likes of Jack Grealish, James Maddison, Phil Foden and Harvey Barnes. Not to say the route into the Dutch side will be any easier with a golden era of talent coming through.
Madueke has represented England at under 16,17 and 18 level.
The English switch
Is appears that increasingly there are a number of young English players which are willing to move away from England in order to get regular game time and to develop much earlier in their careers in comparison to what they would have done should they have stayed within the country.
The examples of talents such as Jadon Sancho at Borussia Dortmund have inspired plenty of players to take the plunge and risk moving away from England in search of more minutes at senior level.
When Madueke signed for PSV, the club’s head of scouting John de Jong spoke of how the club has been alerted to the willingness of English players wanting to move abroad now.
“We are increasingly receiving the signal that English talents are open to a switch to the Netherlands,” said de Jong. “They see the chance of breaking into the first team here at a young age is much greater.”
In theory this does make a lot of sense. Many top clubs at in England have plenty of young English talents coming through but it is difficult for them to find regular game time.
Arsenal have an issue with young England youth international striker Folarin Balogun. Due to a lack of first team appearance opportunities he has allowed his contract to run down and it is set to expire at the end of the season despite the club’s continual attempts to get him to renew. He could choose to move abroad with many offers supposedly already having been presented as such.
Balogun always been open to stay at Arsenal… but he needs to play. This is the priority for Folarin and his agents.
If he plays more, he’ll be consider a new contract. If not, Balogun will decide among 15 clubs that approached him as free agent. Nothing done/signed yet 🔴 #AFC
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 7, 2021
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