Mitchell Weiser, a defender for Werder Bremen, has expressed his desire to play for Algeria’s national team.
Despite playing for Germany’s youth teams in 40 games and winning the European Championship title with the under-21 team in 2017, the 28-year-old is eligible to play for Algeria due to his mother’s origin.
Weiser, whose father is former player Patrick Weiser, has never been called up to Germany’s senior team. He made an impressive start to the season with seven assists in his first 14 games, but was not selected for Germany’s squad for the World Cup in Qatar.
The Algerian Federation has already contacted Weiser, but his switch will depend on national team coach Djamel Belmadi’s plans and how quickly he can obtain citizenship.
Algeria is aiming to rebuild its team under Belmadi to compete in the Nations Cup in Ivory Coast next year and qualify for the 2026 World Cup.
The team is currently leading Group F in the Nations Cup qualifiers with six points from two matches and will face Niger on March 23rd and 27th.