Manchester United forward Anthony Elanga has named the two countries alongside Sweden he could have represented at the international level.
Elanga was called up to the Sweden national team after he has impressed at Man United in the second half of the season under Ralf Rangnick.
The teenager revealed that he has all qualifications to represent Cameroon, England, and Sweden but chose to pledge his loyalty to the latter.
Elanga’s father Joseph Elanga Fils was a former Cameroon international, who featured in the 1998 FIFA World Cup as well.
Reports are suggesting the 19-year-old’s mother was also a footballer, who also played football in Cameroon but the rest of her identity was kept off the internet.
Speaking ahead of his first senior cap, Anthony Elanga, who joined Manchester United Academy at the age of 12, said: “I was born in Sweden, spent 75% of my life here and Sweden means a lot to me.
“Everyone knows that I could have represented Cameroon and England, but for me, it was always Sweden. It is a dream to represent Sweden at this level.”
Zlatan Ibrahimovic was also pleased that Anthony Elanga comes from Sweden and urges the youngster to remain relentless if he plans to play at the highest level.
“The fact that he is able to represent Sweden now makes it even bigger.
“He has all the future ahead of him, and if he continues just as he has done, it looks positive. It’s just to fight, never be satisfied, strive for more.
“It depends on him how far he can go.”
Should Sweden get the better of Czech Republic on Thursday in the World Cup Qualifiers, they will face Poland in a bid to fight for a place in this year’s World Cup.