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Brighton striker Neal Maupay would consider playing for Argentina

Brighton striker Neal Maupay admits he'd consider playing for Argentina.

Maupay qualifies for both France and Argentina, though is yet to be capped. He was born in Versailles, though has Argentine roots through his mother's side of the family.

And after an impressive first six months in the Premier League, Maupay is now finding himself courted. The former Brentford striker joined Brighton in August and has impressed under Seagulls manager Graham Potter. In 20 Premier League games this season, Maupay has scored seven goals.

He has been capped by France at U21 level, indeed he has also played with the U19s, U17s and U16s for the European nation. But the opportunity to play for Argentina is something Maupay refuses to rule out.

He told Le Parisien: "I have never had contact with the (Argentine Football) Federation before. For the past few weeks, many Argentinian fans have been writing to me on social networks.

"If I am contacted, I will have a real reflection."

A former player of Nice and St Etienne, Maupay was tempted to England in the summer of 2017 by Brentford. After two impressive seasons with the Bees, Maupay left for Brighton this past summer, joining for an undisclosed fee.

- updated December 30

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