Former Wigan Athletic striker Andy Delort wants to play for the Algerian national team. The 27-year-old is eligible through his mother, who is Algerian.
Delort was born in France and currently plays in Ligue 1 for Montpellier, where he has 13 goals and 7 assists this season in 31 games. He has the same number of league goals this season as Neymar.
The forward has played for France at U20 level, but never represented the country of his birth at full international level. Delort has come out and stated his intentions to play for Algeria, and hopes to get the paperwork sorted in time for the tournament in the summer.
Delort would be a brilliant addition to Djamel Belmadi and the Algerian national team ahead of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations taking place in Egypt.
In the 2013/14 season, he was the top scorer in French Ligue 2. He is currently at Montpellier on loan from Toulouse. As well as in France, Delort has played in England and in Mexico, where he won the Mexican League title with Tigres.
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