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Young star chooses to play for Belgium over France

Belgium aren’t exactly short on midfield talent at the moment.

Eden Hazard, Axel Witsel, Marouane Fellaini, Kevin De Bruyne, Radja Nainggolan and Adnan Januzaj all turn out for The Red Devils at international level.

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But coach Marc Wilmots could soon be able to call upon another star midfielder if reports in French publication L’Equipe are correct.

Porto midfielder Giannelli Imbula has pledged his allegiance to Belgium fresh off the back of dominating Chelsea in the Champions League.

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Imbula previously represented France at under-20 and under-21 level but with Paul Pogba, Morgan Schneiderlin and Blaise Matuidi all currently ahead of him he’s committed his future to Belgium.

Not that we’re in any way jelous in England- we’ve got Fabian Delph, Ryan Mason and Jonjo Shelvey.

The 23-year-old’s decision to reject France in favour of Belgium has split opinion.

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