Matty Money has formally been granted Polish citizenship and will play his first recreation for the nationwide crew subsequent month.
Regardless of rising up in England, Money qualifies for Polish citizenship by his mom and grandfather.
The 24-year-old first spoke to the Polish FA three years in the past about the potential of switching.
The change in worldwide allegiance comes following talks between the president of the Polish Soccer Affiliation, Cezary Kulesza, and the nation’s President Andrzej Duda.
Paulo Sousa’s crew have a World Cup qualifying double-header towards Andorra and Hungary in November and people video games may very well be Money’s first outings for the nationwide facet.
After being granted citizenship and assembly Poland’s supervisor on Tuesday, Money wrote on his Instagram web page: “It is a essential and proud day for me and my household.
“My utility to get Polish citizenship has been permitted by Polish authorities.
“I want to thank Mr president, my household and different individuals who helped me with that. Now it is time for a brand new problem, I’ll give my all for this Nation.”
Sousa added there was a “lot of enthusiasm” about enjoying for Poland in Money’s household and mentioned: “Taking part in within the nationwide crew will not be solely a fantastic accountability but additionally one thing further, which could be very tough to explain in phrases.”
Money, who will play with Leeds United’s Mateusz Klich, lodged the required paperwork in September to amass a Polish passport and is ready to make his mark in Sousa’s crew with lower than 13 months till the subsequent World Cup in Qatar.
Talking earlier on Tuesday in regards to the prospect of enjoying for Poland, Money mentioned: “I am actually prepared for it, actually excited. We’re going by the paperwork on the minute and I’ve had the possibility to fulfill the supervisor this morning.
“It’s going to be an actual honour to play for this nation. I’ve watched a great deal of video games. The followers are good, passionate. Hopefully I can deliver that to the facet, ardour and 100 per cent dedication. That is my recreation.
“I additionally know Klich effectively from Leeds United. I’ve had many battles towards him. We really had a dialog and I mentioned it might be good to play with him and never towards him.
“The squad’s good with a fantastic supervisor and, hopefully, success is what we’ll deliver.”
Poland are second in Group I behind England and can seemingly must qualify for a spot on the World Cup by the play-offs.
Money scored his first aim for Aston Villa within the 3-0 win over Everton and has turn into a first-team common beneath Dean Smith, having joined the membership from Nottingham Forest for £16m in September 2020.