17-year-old Bayern Munich midfielder Ryan Johansson has informed the FAI that he does not wish to be concerned with Irish underage groups for the instant.
Johansson used to be born in Luxembourg to an Irish mom – Christine McCarthy from Mullingar – and a Swedish father. He joined Bayern Munich final summer time from French facet Metz.
Johansson made his debut for the Ireland U19s final month, coming off the bench in a 1-Zero defeat to Wales at Longford’s City Calling Stadium after which beginning a 2-Zero win in opposition to the similar facet in Galway two days later.
The midfielder has in the past performed at underage degree for Luxembourg. Ireland U19 supervisor Tom Mohan mentioned that for the instant, he’s going to proceed to play for the rustic of his beginning.
“His next switch to play competitive football would tie him with that country for life,” Mohan is quoted as announcing by way of the Irish Mirror.
“He doesn’t want to make that decision so early.”
Mohan – who mentioned that the player looked as if it would experience his time with the Irish team – has spoken to Johansson’s circle of relatives. He remains to be open to the opportunity of taking part in for Ireland. Sweden also are mentioned to have an interest.
“We’ll now not reduce our ties with Ryan. We’ll stay tracking him and notice how he is getting on and be in contact with him.
“He doesn’t want to make a long-term commitment and you’ve got to respect those things.”