Thanks, but no thanks, says Hunt

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - SPORT -

WERDER BRE­MEN striker Aaron Hunt has re­jected the op­por­tu­nity to rep­re­sent Eng­land at in­ter­na­tional level.

Re­ports yes­ter­day sug­gested that the 23-year-old for­ward, who was born in Ger­many but whose mother is English, has at­tracted the at­ten­tion of Fabio Capello.

Hunt has rep­re­sented Ger­many at U16, U17 and U21 level but has yet to play for the se­nior team.

Ac­cord­ing to the Daily Mail, his mother is keen for him to switch al­le­giances and wear the Three Lions.

How­ever, the player him­self, al­though flat­tered by the at­ten­tion, has eyes only on play­ing for Ger­many.

He said: “I feel hon­oured that Eng­land have ex­pressed an in­ter­est in me and even watched me play.

“But I am clear I want to play for Ger­many. This is where I grew up and played all my foot­ball.”

PREFERS GER­MANY: Aaron Hunt of Werder Bre­men.

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