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English Player Poses With Officials At Embassy Ahead Of Switching International Allegiance

Nasir Jabbar

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English Player Poses With Officials At Embassy Ahead Of Switching International Allegiance

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Gareth Southgate is poised to lose an English defender to another country, with the player looking to finalise an international switch.

Southgate has an array of right-backs at his disposal, boasting the likes of Kyle Walker, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Reece James and Kieran Trippier.

But one player who appears to not be in the frame for an England call-up is Matty Cash.

Image: PA
Image: PA

The Aston Villa defender has expressed his desire to represent Poland on the international stage and the process to switch international allegiance has officially started.

Cash was present at the Polish embassy in London on Saturday for 'We play for Poland' meeting, according to Fabrizio Romano.

He posed with officials as he bids to land a Polish passport.

Speaking last month, the 24-year-old explained his family lineage - revealing his Polish descent through his mum's side.

Via The Sun, he said: "My grandmother and grandad were born in Poland and mum is Polish too, so I grew up around a Polish family.

"I have extended family back in Poland on my mum's side, a few still live in Poland while others came to England a while back.

"It's generated a lot of excitement within the family and my nan is buzzing!

"We'll need to see what happens. I have to get the passport and all my documentation sorted for citizenship first and then it will be up to the manager, Paulo Sousa, whether he calls me up.

"I haven't spoken with him personally but my agent has. I can't say too much about it yet until everything is complete and I'm eligible to be called up. Until then it's a work in progress.

"It's just a case of waiting now. But it will be a good opportunity for me.

"Obviously if the opportunity does come, playing international football is something that every boy would dream of doing. Playing on the big stage is what you want.

"I've no problems about being in the same group as England but I'll probably get a bit of stick from the Aston Villa lads for that!"

Topics: Aston Villa, Football, England

Nasir Jabbar
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