So Adnan Januzaj certainly got people talking yesterday, after the Belgian youngster bagged a brace that saved David Moyes and Manchester United’s blushes at the Stadium of Light and put his name firmly on the lips of every football fan across the country.
But then it was emerged that he was the subject of an international tug-of-war between up to six nations, including England.
Januzaj can qualify for England on residency in two years’ time, so we doubt he will hang around - he is also eligible for Croatia and Turkey.
But his three main choices are said to be Kosovo, Albania and Belgium.
Januzaj was born in Belgium to Kosovar-Albanian parents - so there is certainly a choice to make here.
Kosovo seem an unlikely choice. The nation is not allowed to participate in FIFA competition so it is unlikely he would end his talents to this team.
Belgium seem the strongest choice. One of the world’s most talented group of footballers are currently from Belgium - and the Red Devils are expected to be dark horses to potentially win the World Cup next summer.
However not according to former Belgian youth team coach Marc van Geersom. He says that Januzaj is more likely to play for Albania - because his dad wants him too.
In comments made to Belgian magazine Knack in June he stated:
"He has refused, to date, all the selections for the Belgian youth teams. His father would like to see him in an Albania shirt. We followed Januzaj as an uder-15, but other than a few training sessions he never participated. Apparently Januzaj still not decided for the national team he wants to play.’’
We wish he would play for England of course, but this looks like a straight race between Belgium and Albania.
Who do you think Januzaj will play for? Belgium? Albania? England?