Germany wants to make another Lamine Yamal case with France

Lamien Yamal, who is out of the Spanish national team due to injury, is being a cause for concern for Luis de la Fuente as Morocco pushes for the 16-year-old talent to end up playing for them.

Not far from Spain, in Germany, there is a case that can end up extremely similar but even trickier, because the footballer would fight for two combined world champions. This is the talented Mathys Tel(18 years old), who this season has taken a tremendous step forward with Bayern Munich and for which the Germans have great hopes of making him a national so that he ends up defending his colors, although after being born in Sarcelles he has, for the moment, only the possibility of playing with France, with which he has already been in the lower categories.

His 6 goals and 1 assist in eleven games with Bayern have not gone unnoticed by Rudi Völler, who spoke openly about Tel in an interview with Bild. “Of course I want him to play for Germany, he’s a great striker. We will try to nationalize it. But, in the end, it is the player himself who decides and, of course, his family. It’s not something that should be underestimated,” explained Völler, who acknowledged that “his roots are very French. We all know in Germany we don’t want many top strikers, so we have to make the most of what we have.”

The issue is that in Germany hope has been growing after Tel, despite his great start to the season, has not been summoned with the first team of France, nor with the U-21, but with the U-19. However, it would first have to be nationalized so that it can be summoned by Germany.

According to the country’s criteria, the requirements require that “the person must be able to fend for himself and have sufficient knowledge of German”, in addition to having lived 8 years in the country to obtain nationality. He does not wear them, from hence it was 2022 when he signed for Bayern, but the authorities could try to accelerate the situation.

However, Germany would run into FIFA regulations. It explains, in its article 7, that a player who began living between the ages of 10 and 18 in another country must have stayed 5 years to become a natural. That is, it could not be until 2027.

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