England manager Gareth Southgate is pushing for Michael Olise to play for The Three Lions at the international level.

Olise who is yet to feature for the England national team has represented France at the U18 level but is also eligible to play for England as he was born in Hammersmith.

The Daily Mail reports that Southgate is already pushing hard to get him to commit to England but it could be a tough task as the report indicated that he’s currently leaning towards playing for France after representing them at youth level.

The player is also eligible to play for Nigeria and Algeria through his parents but neither appears to be in the running to secure him at this stage.

There have been further reports that Southgate and the England hierarchy wants the player to be absorbed in their U20 or U21 side as it is believed that he would be a star in the future.

The player has been linked with a move to Chelsea and Arsenal following his impressive outing under Patrick Viera and it’s only a matter of time before he decides which national team he would like to represent.


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