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Germany and Albania to duke it out for Brajan Gruda’s international allegiance

Germany need the talent, please let us have him

FSV Mainz 05 - SC Freiburg Photo by Torsten Silz/picture alliance via Getty Images

Mainz 05 winger Brajan Gruda is a player to watch out for, being immensely talented and highly rated. He is currently playing for Germany’s U-21 team and could face stiff competition for his senior team whereabouts. Gruda is also an Albanian citizen, and you know what they’re trying to do:

The Albanian football federation is trying to convince Mainz’s Brajan Gruda (19) to play for Albania’s national team. Their attempts so far have been unsuccessful. Gruda currently represents Germany at U21 level

– BILD as captured by Twitter account @iMiaSanMia

Germany is somewhat in a rut at the senior level while Albania have been drawn into the “Group of Death” at the 2024 Euros. It is totally plausible that both teams would want the extra boost coming into such a big tournament. Bayern Munich might even put in a bid but they’re on the verge of signing Bryan Zaragoza from Granada.

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