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The Belgium-born Manchester United prodigy has inadvertently sparked a debate about naturalising foreigners but do you think he should be allowed to play for the Three Lions?

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It has been a hot topic of conversation in recent days after David Moyes announced to the world that the Football Association are keeping tabs on Manchester United youngster Adnan Januzaj.

The 18-year-old shot to prominence on Sunday as he scored a brilliant double to turn United's game at Sunderland on its head and haul them to a 2-1 victory.

Belgian-born Januzaj is yet to make a decision on his international future though, recently rejecting a call-up to the Belgium national team prompting speculation that he has his heart set on playing for Albania - his parent's homeland.

It has also been suggested that he is holding out for Kosovo to be granted Fifa affiliated status, while Serbia are also attempting to convince the starlet to represent their national team.

However, as Moyes revealed, the FA are keen to try and persuade Januzaj to declare for England - despite having only lived in the country since 2011.

Under the current rules, the earliest he could play for England would be 2018, however a Home nations gentleman's agreement forbids foreigners naturalising unless they have received five years of education under the age of 18 - something Januzaj has not managed.

However, should the rules change, is Januzaj someone England should look to cap? Jack Wilshere believes the suggestion that players such as Januzaj should be eligible for England is wrong, but what do you think?


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The rules may prevent Januzaj choosing England at the moment but if they change should England give him a cap? Or is this opening up a can of worms? Would this be giving youngsters too much choice and make international football too similar to club football?

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Should Adnan Januzaj play for England?

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