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Billing considering Nigeria switch : Danish Federation to hold talks with Bournemouth star
The Danish Boldspil-Union (DBU) have planned to hold talks with Philip Billing about his international future.
The Bournemouth midfielder is frustrated that he has been left out of Denmark’s finalized roster for the 2020 European Championship and to make matters worse his name has not been included on the standby list.
Billing’s omission from the roster has made him consider playing for Nigeria, where he has roots through his father.
DBU’s football director Peter Møller revealed on Thursday that the Federation have tried to get in touch with the former Huddersfield Town star.
“In relation to Philip Billing, I have no comments until we have spoken to him,” Møller said to BT.
“We would like to hear his version, rather than reading it through you, for example. We have reached out to him, but we have not yet got hold of him”.
Møller went on to reveal that the door is open for Billing to represent Denmark in the future but it’s up to the Danish-Nigerian player to decide whether he wants to play for the Super Eagles or The Red and White.
He added : “Kasper Hjulmand has previously selected him and given him his debut. He was also selected in March, where he unfortunately had to withdraw (due to an injury, ed.).
“There is only one national coach, and that is Kasper Hjulmand. He has selected those he has assessed as sporting best.
“In the end, it’s entirely up to the players where the heart lies. We have had Billing on both the A national team and the U21 national team before, and we would like to have him with us in the future, but we would like to talk to him ourselves first”.
The 24-year-old Billing has one senior cap for Denmark – a friendly against Faroe Islands – hence he is qualified to apply for a change of association.
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