Zambia boss Milutin Sredojevic has confirmed that Chipolopolo have approached Dutch international Guus Til regarding a potential switch of allegiance.
Til, 23, was born in Samfya, Zambia, but moved to the Netherlands at the age of three and has represented the European country on the international stage, going so far as to make his senior debut for the country under Ronald Koeman in 2018.
However, the Spartak Moscow star could be set to switch allegiances to his country of birth after national team coach Sredojevic confirmed that the Football Association had approached him about representing Zambia.
“We have approached him,” the former Orlando Pirates boss shared on Twitter. “Respectfully, we shall see what the future holds ahead as we have some of his young age mates that would be an absolute football delight to watch.
“It is mind-blowing for Zambia football lovers to play together Guus Till [sic.], Patson Daka, Enock Mwepu, Fashion Sakala…”
Til started his career in the Dutch Eredivisie where he quickly established himself as a star player at AZ Alkmaar, scoring 28 goals in 96 appearances for the club from midfield to earn his first call-up to the Netherlands squad.
He then joined Russian giants Spartak Moscow in 2019 before spending the recently-concluded season on loan in the Bundesliga with SC Freiburg, although he is likely to be on the move again next season.
According to German publication kicker, Til has returned to his parent club despite Freiburg holding an option to buy him, and it is anticipated that he will return to Holland to spend the 2020/21 season on loan with Feyenoord.
My would he play for Zambia and not Netherlands? Whats the benefit? In my option ZERO
Why wouldn’t he? He isn’t being selected in the Dutch team so he has a better chance of playing at the worldcupif he joins Chipolopolo
He’s a good midfielder and he would add to our chances of qualifying for Qatar
why should he, leave the lads alone – we had the same bull over Charlie Jnr of Chelsea – you don’t reap where you did not sow unless you follow “uubomba Mwibala…”
I doubt if Gill even heard of Micho. Anyway, if the boy decided to play for Zambia, he would be the world star because even FiFA will call playing for Zambia as a miracle.
Pursue the Musonda brothers first. Til is a dutch citizen with dutch parents. Leave the lad there. Try convincing the Musonda boys as a priority.
And Where is Charlie Junior of Chelsea?
The guy is crazy if he comes to Zambia. As a musungu he would be racially abused every time he would touch the ball. Zambian football supporters are racists!
If you have nothing to say, it is better to keep quiet.
Racism is not a joke.
Zambians are not racist.
The one thing that brings Zambians around the world to achieve in they own nation is the negativity i see in these comments. If someone is rich and has the talent ,it becomes an issue with Zambians that his rich why give him that chance. If someone wins a competition but Zambian people insult the person. We need to stop this negative and Jealous ways be proud whether be it black white blue red rich poor. i would love to see this guy in a Zambian jersey showing the other local players that we not here to waste our money on they ways of poor performance
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