Andy Delort ready to switch allegiance from France to Algeria
Montpellier forward Andy Delort expressed his desire in representing the Algerian national football team ahead of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.
The 27-year-old was born to an Algerian mother in Sète, France and has represented Les Bleus at the U20 level as well as the France Beach Soccer team in 2009, which was managed by Eric Cantona.
However, he has revealed that he wants to switch allegiance to represent Algeria at the international level which made him start the process of obtaining the nationality of the African country.
Delort is currently on loan at HSC Montpellier from FC Toulouse and has been one of the club’s most consistent performers, scoring 13 goals while providing seven assists in 31 Ligue 1 games.
His 13 strikes put him fourth in the Ligue 1 top scoring charts behind the likes of Kylian Mbappé, Nicolas Pepe, and Edinson Cavani.
He has also had stints at French sides AC Ajaccio, Nîmes Olympique, FC Metz, Tours FC, and SM Caen as well as featuring for Wigan Atheltic in the Championship and Mexican giants Tigres UANL.
If he managed to obtain the Algerian citizenship, he will be able to represent the Desert Warriors in the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations, however, L’Equipe reports that the player is not concerned about making the squad heading to Egypt.
Algeria were drawn in group C alongside the likes of Senegal, Kenya, and Tanzania, with the top two teams, along with the best four third-placed teams among all six groups, advance to the round of 16.
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