Karim Adeyemi has revealed he has no intention to switch allegiance to either Nigeria or Romania.
Born in Munich to a Nigerian father and Romanian mother, the Red Bull Salzburg youngster is eligible to represent any of the three Nations.
Having been capped by the Germans at age-grade level, Adeyemi has now set his sight on representing Germany at the senior level.
“That’s right. Many successful footballers who play in the national team today have also received this award. One day I want to play for the national team,” Adeyemi said.
“I want to achieve what these players have already achieved. That is why this award makes me very proud and is also a great motivation to continue on my path.”
“Playing for the national team is always a great honor. It is always special for my family to see me play in the national team jersey.
“It motivates me enormously when I am invited to the national team and can play for Germany.”
Adeyemi was awarded the Fritz Walter Gold Medal for the most promising talent in his age group by the DFB, and has made 13 appearances for Germany’s youth teams, and has five goals to his name.